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Eco-therapy for war vets

From: Northwest News Network (N3)
Length: 03:25

A novel program under the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs uses nature to heal the wounds of war

Default-piece-image-0 Individual states are stepping up to provide more help to returning soldiers and sailors. A novel program under the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs uses nature to heal the wounds of war. Vets also get experience in environmental restoration that could lead to a good civilian job. Correspondent Tom Banse has more from suburban Seattle. (3:24... soq)

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Individual states are stepping up to provide more help to returning soldiers and sailors. A novel program under the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs uses nature to heal the wounds of war. Vets also get experience in environmental restoration that could lead to a good civilian job. Correspondent Tom Banse has more from suburban Seattle. (3:24... soq)

Broadcast History

story aired on several NPR affiliates in WA/OR/ID

Transcript

Eco-therapy for war vets
1031TB_Ecotherapy.wav 3:24 feature 10/31/07 Tom Banse/CD

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Individual states are stepping up to provide more help to returning soldiers and sailors. A novel program under the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs uses nature to heal the wounds of war. Vets also get experience in environmental restoration that could lead to a good civilian job. Correspondent Tom Banse has more from suburban Seattle. (3:24... soq)

Twenty-four-year old Sven Soholt is putting his life back together after coming home from Iraq. The Washington National Guard combat engineer was deployed for a year to the treacherous terrain north of Baghdad.

Sven: ?Then I got back and tried to go back to my job that I left before. I just was having problems sleeping. I was having anger issues; didn?t want to be around people.?

A V-A counselor referred Soholt t...
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