Extreme Makeover Home Edition–The Hill FamilyActress Glenn Close and the team help build a home for the Hill family. Allen Hill is a soldier dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Watch the episode online.
Oprah’s Lifeclass: Puppies Behind Bars (as seen in EMHE)
Our America: Invisible Wounds of War with Lisa Ling
premieres Sunday, November 6th at 9 PM central
Our America: Invisible Wounds of War with Lisa Ling sneak preview
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “Rise and Honor” A Veterans Day Special
Airs 11-11-11 at 7 PM central
Where Soldiers Come From: It Takes a Village to Fight a War
Heather Courtney’s heartfelt documentary about a group of friends in rural America who sign up to go to war is revelatory in its access, insights, and emotional honesty.
Check out Silent Siren and the fantastic new program to help veterans with PTSD in times of crisis.
November 21, 2007 began the Hill Family’s journey of learning to survive both the visible and invisible wounds of war. On this day, during his second tour in Iraq, SSGT Allen Hill’s vehicle was hit by an IED. The severely wounded soldier returned home to begin his physical recovery, but soon discovered that the invisible wounds of war would further complicate recovery; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) became Allen’s most debilitating injury.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness, and like all mental illnesses, it does not affect only the person suffering; it affects the entire family. Allen and his wife, Gina, are now using their experience to help others who face similar challenges. Their dream to help other families find help and comfort in their local emergency response teams becomes a reality with Silent Siren.