Mental Health Care at Fort Carson
December 5, 2006 We asked our audience to share their comments about this report, or tell us their own stories about coping with mental-health problems related to military service. Below is a sampling of some of the e-mails we've received.
December 7, 2006 Earlier this week, NPR's Daniel Zwerdling presented two reports looking at the difficulties some soldiers face getting treatment for mental health issues in the military. He discusses his reports, and Dr. William Winkenwerder, head of the military health system, talks about military efforts to try to take care of the mental health of soldiers.
May 24, 2007 An NPR investigation last December found that supervisors at Colorado's Fort Carson punished soldiers who suffered mental anguish. Leaders at the base now attend mandatory training on spotting troubled soldiers, but mental health experts say it may be doing as much harm as good.
May 26, 2007 Six months ago, Daniel Zwerdling reported that officers at Colorado's Fort Carson were mistreating soldiers who returned from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. The stories prompted investigations and commanders at the base launched a training program to help every soldier in trouble. Zwerdling reflects on his recent return to Fort Carson.