Veterans Return Home, Find Comfort On The Farm

From NPR (c) 2016

From NPR (c) 2016

For many veterans returning from war, it can be difficult to adjust to civilian life. A new documentary showing at the Macon Film Festival tells the story of one veteran who’s suffered emotionally and physically from war, only to return home as a farmer where he’s trying to find peace. We talk with filmmaker Alix Blair about her documentary, “Farmer/Veteran.” We also hear from Jon Jackson, a Georgia veteran who started a farm in Milledgeville. Jackson is now working with other veterans adjusting to life after war.  And for more on how exactly farming can help those with post traumatic stress disorder, we hear from Melinda Paige, who teaches clinical mental health counseling at Argosy University in Atlanta.

Listen to the informative and highly educational interview here: GPB-News_NPR-Logo

This interview will change your ideas about how war affects our veterans and how farming can make a major difference in the lives of our veterans.

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