Includes bibliographical references (page 228 - 234).
Part I. Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. A family in crisis cries out for help!: An Iraq vet -- Honoring God: A vet's story about transformation -- One combat pilot's struggle: The Iraq war -- "I am a monster": Two tours in Al-Fallujah, Iraq -- Women in the Iraqi war zones -- Extreme mental hardship: Three tours in Afghanistan -- Part II: Gulf wars and Beirut veterans. Casualties of the Gulf Wars -- A suicide note sent to a frien -- Part III> Vietnam and Korea veterans. Bloody boots and body bags -- "It don't mean nothing" -- The vets of Korea -- The tide within -- The psychological wounds of war -- Heart-to-heart resuscitation -- Appendix A. Veteran support and healthcare eligibility -- Appendix B. Veteran resources.
A crisis intervention therapist and Vietnam veteran offers a guide to reaching out to veterans suffering from depression, chronic anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and outlines a positive path for healing the psychological wounds of war.