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WHY IS THIS STORY IMPORTANT:
- Since October 2001, approximately 1.64 million U.S. troops have deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF; Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF; Iraq). The pace of the deployments in these current conflicts is unprecedented in the history of the all-volunteer force.
- There are an estimated 1.1 million military caregivers who are family member, friend, or acquaintance (Hidden Heroes) in the United States caring for post-9/11 veterans. They tend to be younger, caring for a younger individual with a mental health or substance use condition, employed, and not connected to a support network.
- At least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD and/or Depression. The number climbs higher when combined with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- 19% of veterans may have traumatic brain injury (TBI) & 50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment.
The Homemade Team is in the process of implementing a broad distribution strategy combining premieres at strategic film festivals to garner visibility and media attention with community impact screenings to reach audiences all over the Nation.
Our website will be our digital platform with easy to access resources such as a step-by-step guide to hosting a screening, viewer discussion guides, additional videos, educational downloads, and social media engagement tools.
Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved!