Dr. Edward Beal discusses his new book on forgotten war heroes on Fox 5 Washington. Follow the link to watch.
They suffer physical injury and moral trauma as they fight in wars to protect us — while most of us are unaware of their efforts. If we send our soldiers to war, we also are responsible for welcoming them home and helping them heal. By reading these stories as told to psychiatrist Dr. Ted Beal, Americans learn to be present to the families, friends and neighbors who served in our place. War Stories From the Forgotten Soldiers is a collection of 31 riveting stories told by soldiers and heard and experienced by Dr. Beal, the professional listener. This unique narrative weaves Beal’s clinical observations with the veterans’ war stories of trauma and its treatments. Following each essay are Dr. Beal’s thoughts and questions generated by each soldier’s experience. Read and learn why some war trauma is so monumental that it cannot be contained within an individual soldier or family but must become part of our national collective responsibility to them.
Edward W “Ted” Beal is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. War Stories From the Forgotten Soldiers is the culmination of almost eight years of experience and over 5,000 interviews working with returning soldiers. He is the coauthor of Adult Children of Divorce and coeditor of The Failure of Nerve as well as numerous academic papers and book chapters. His popular press writings appear in the Washington Post, The CPF Quarterly and in Pulse, Voices from the Heart of Medicine, an online magazine.