U.S. cable network CNN is to air a Soledad O’Brien special about Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who are dealing with post-traumatic stress through an innovative therapy program.
Produced by O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group in association with Mediastorm, The War Comes Home (pictured) follows two soldiers, Delon Beckett and Garrett Combs, who return home from war and must grapple with crumbling relationships, rage issues and suicidal thoughts as a result of their experiences.
The pair enrolls in Save a Warrior, a five-day, Malibu-based therapy retreat for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress that includes equine therapy, transcendental meditation as well as physically and emotionally demanding trust exercises.
“These two strong young men went to war to serve their country, but were overcome by the ravages of war. They have young families that count on them, yet openly told us they wanted to harm themselves,” O’Brien said in a statement.
The one-hour special premieres on August 12 at 9 p.m. EST and airs again on August 17 at 7 p.m. EST. The program will also simulcast via CNNx for iPad and via CNN.com.