Gary Pinkerton talks with Retired Air Force Lt Col Jaime Parent, author of Moving Past PTSD: Consciousness, Understanding, and Appreciation for Military Veterans and Their Families, about the issue of PTSD in today’s society and how we deal with it. PTSD has been around since the dawn of violence in society, and recently we’ve started taking it more seriously and helping those who suffer. Unfortunately we still haven’t reached the point where we’re doing enough, and Jaime has some ideas of what we can do to be better.
[3:08] What Jamie did prior to joining the Air Force
[7:22] Veterans need more than just a job when they get out of service, they need a sense of service and purpose
[9:03] Why former military members make good employees
[13:54] We need to look at the types of jobs we’re making available to veterans, because many of them have no interest in desk jobs
[15:59] The history of how society has dealt with PTSD (and the other names we’ve given it)
[19:22] A secret to hiring veterans
[24:20] When designing your resume, make sure that you describe your abilities, not just put a bunch of acronyms