More Vets to Get Help Healing the Mental Scars of War

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The Veterans Administration has decided to make it easier for vets to file disability claims related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As many as 20 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may be suffering from PSTD. The VA's change in policy means that vets will no longer have to document a specific traumatic event to be able to apply for help. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry looks at how are the VA and other organizations working with vets to heal what have been called the hidden wounds of war. Also, Roman Polanski is a free man, and why President Obama isn't speaking at the NAACP convention this year.

Banner image: Program facilitator Dan McSweeney gives a presentation about PTSD treatment December 15, 2009 at Fort Hamilton Army Garrison in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images