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War Veterans with PTSD Find Solace in the Streams of Idaho

Veterans and Sun Valley Adaptive Sports are using nature and camaraderie to help those with PTSD cope with the pains that linger after war.

This film and excerpt come from Explore, a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.

A study from 2008 estimates the number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who currently have post-traumatic stress disorder (300,000) or who have suffered some form of brain damage (320,000) is greater than the entire population of Denver. In this short film “Fish Out of Water,” we journeyed to Ketchum, Idaho, to explore how some Veterans and Sun Valley Adaptive Sports are using nature and camaraderie to help those with PTSD cope with the pains that linger after war.

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The Devil Made Me Do It: A Look at The Salem Witch Hunts (Video)

As Halloween approaches, watch a video about the dark side of human nature.

This film and excerpt come from Explore, a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.

Many people were persecuted and slain in America and Europe in the late 1600s, but the Salem witch hunts of 1692 are uniquely haunting. A town named for peace or “Shalom,” Salem, Massachusetts, still serves as a reminder of the dark side of human nature and our human history of persecution of innocent people who don’t follow the norm. It’s also a good example of how fear can be the quicksand of society and spread into blood-stained pandemonium—something we can still find examples of to this day.

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