A War Within

  • Short Documentary | 19 min
  • Directed by Jarrad Henderson, USA

Sgt. Brandon Ketchum, a combat veteran, was desperately fighting self-destructive urges pulsing through his generation of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan when he arrived at the VA hospital in Iowa looking for help. He was turned away. This USA Today Network Investigation looks at the ever present battle against post-traumatic stress disorder, Brandon's fight against depression and the challenges facing the VA when dealing with the unprecedented rate of suicide among America's young veterans.