Season 23, Episode 9 The Soldier's Heart

First Aired: March 1, 2005

“The Soldier's Heart” profiles Iraq War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and examines the military's approach to it. The Defense Department takes PTSD seriously, but one of the hour's main points is that this sensitivity hasn't seeped easily into the military's macho culture, and this can make things all the worse for vets. “We're trained not to hurt,” says Jacob Martin, a marine who's in therapy between tours in Iraq. “That's the big deal: Just suck it up.”

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