Last Sunday night, March 10th CNN ran “Escape Fire” a documentary shining a light on the current U.S. health care delivery system and why a new approach is required. As a resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia home of the east coast Navy SEAL teams and of Navy Special Warfare Development Group plus thousands of Navy veterans, I found the story of a Army Sergeant’s fight with PTSD and with drug dependency shocking.
Two takeaways for me were:
- The U.S. health delivery system relies too much on drugs
- To help those with PTSD takes a lot of “touch labor” by family and caregivers – more drugs are not the answer.
I encourage anyone who has not seen Escape Fire to do so. CNN is rebroadcasting it on Saturday, March 16th at 8 p.m. It can also be viewed on the web or Itunes.