Module 3 The New York Times article ‘After the Battle, Fighting the Bottle at Home‘ and the video ‘War Torn’, show the deep relationship between mental health issues among veterans and substance abuse. As part of this activity, you will reflect deeply on these issues and discuss effective strategies to deal with such problems. This discussion is based on the video which is part of your required reading and viewing – The New York Times article, ‘After the Battle, Fighting the Bottle at Home (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.’ and the video, ‘War Torn (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.’ [Video, 15:33 mins]. Discussion Questions The first part of the discussion question is opinion based so that you can begin the discussion immediately without having completed all of your readings. You will need to use what you learn from this module to respond the next part. Your initial post should be no more than 500 words, and your subsequent posts (in response to others’ posts should be no more than 400 words). 1. What was your reaction to the video and the article? In your opinion, what are the most important points raised by each of them? Do you think they missed out on presenting any key elements or perspectives? Now please apply your readings and your viewings to answer this next part. 2. Do the article and the video mention any steps and strategies taken by the U.S. government to tackle the issues of mental health and substance abuse in the military and the veteran population? Was there any mention of military policies? Elaborate. 3. As depicted in the video, veterans Anthony Klecker and Levi Gast were handed two very different sentences for the crimes they committed. What are your thoughts about that? Which sentence do you think was more appropriate? Why?
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