As we honor those who gave their lives for our freedom this Memorial Day, our country is coming to a new understanding of the challenges our veterans face beyond the battlefield. Please join Detroit Public Television this Sunday at 2 p.m. for Veterans Court, a program that shines a light on how the courts and the community are working in a new way with our veterans.
HELP ON THE HOME FRONT: VETERANS COURT
A New Detroit Public TV Documentary Offers Help for Military Veterans
The statistics are staggering – the highest suicide levels in the military in ten years, with deaths from suicide outweighing combat deaths by a two-to-one ratio.
In a new one-hour documentary, Detroit Public TV follows Judge Brian MacKenzie of Novi, MI, and three veterans as they work their way in and out of his “Veterans Court” program to overcome addiction and mental health issues to save their lives.
More information and resources for veterans are available at http://www.dptv.org/vets/
Special thanks to the Masco Corporation, the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and the Knight Foundation for supporting this effort.