US Army to teach families to spot mental illness

August 11, 2007 05:32


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Army has launched a nationwide program to teach soldiers and their families how to identify signs of possible psychiatric injuries suffered in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars that may have gone unnoticed. The Army is responding to widespread reports that soldiers returning from duty with mild brain damage and post-traumatic stress disorder were treated as malingerers or unfairly dismissed from the service. The training program, called "chain-teaching," first reported Friday by the Fort Carson Mountaineer, was implemented last week at the Pentagon and is intended to reach all active-duty soldiers and reservists within 90 days. Fort Carson officials plan to discuss the program with media Tuesday, base spokesman Capt. Gregory Dorman said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

May 23, 2019
Bahrain and the naysayers