We read the statistics of veterans suffering and even taking their lives at unprecedented rates. They have served our country at great risk. We need to hear their stories. Tune in to Psych Up Live with host, Dr. Suzanne Phillips to hear filmmaker, Susan Sipprelle, who will discuss her soon to be released documentary “ Soldier On: Life After Deployment.” This feature-length documentary chronicles with honesty and humor the challenges that three post-9/11 female Veterans face readjusting to civilian life after their deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Filmmaker Susan Sipprelle is joined by veteran, Natasha Young featured in the film. Listen in to hear this former marine, mother and Veteran describe the challenges faced before she could really emotionally come home and make a difference for other Vets. It is time to welcome our Veterans home.
Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/02/2016 -- On Thursday November 3rd, 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM EST) Filmmaker Sue Sipprelle of "Set for Life" and " Over 50 and Out of Work" comes to Psych Up Live on the Variety Channel of Voice America to discuss her important new documentary " Soldier On: Life After Deployment." In the back and forth with host, Dr. Suzanne Phillips, Sue Sipprelle will discuss the reason that she chose to make this documentary and the impact of sharing the personal journeys of these veteran women. Veteran Natasha Young offers the personal view of her painful and challenging journey to assimilate back into today's society and her new mission of working with Veterans at home. She is asked why she chose to be featured in the film and its impact on her life. See the trailer and listen in.
Soldier On: Life After Deployment is an official selection of the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival! Watch the Trailer - https://vimeo.com/173083186
About Filmmaker Susan Sipprelle
Susan Sipprelle is a filmmaker and founder of Tree of Life Productions. She produced the award-winning documentary Set for Life and the online project Over 50 and Out of Work. Her most recent film is Soldier On: Life After Deployment; it will be shown on public television in 2017.Sue has been interviewed on television about Set for Life and Over 50 and Out of Work, which is also featured in both print and online publications. In June 2011, Sue testified before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee about unemployment among older Americans. Sue writes for StayThirsty.com and has been published in the Huffington Post, NextAvenue.org and The New York Times. Sue graduated with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York University's Stern School of Business and Williams College. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and serves on the Williams College Presidential Advisory Council and the Newport Performing Arts Center Board.
About Veteran Natasha Young
Natasha Young was born and raised in Lawrence, MA and currently resides in Haverhill, MA with her young son Julian. A 12-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Natasha served two tours of duty in Iraq and one recruiting duty stateside before a medical discharge in October 2011. Since her discharge, Natasha has overcome significant medical and psychological barriers. She has dedicated herself to helping other veterans overcome the struggles of their transitions, lead new lives in their communities and set an example for others. Natasha was honored by the White House in March 2013 as a Champion of Change for her work with veterans and The Mission Continues by challenging them to serve again here at home. Currently Natasha is completing her Social Work degree with the plan of helping veterans assimilate back into today's society. Her mission is to make Veterans aware, women in particular, of being a valuable and integral part of their communities.
About Host Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor's Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt's Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica every Thursday at 11am PT.
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