THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

A Broken system. a roadmap to hope.

The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions.  Thank You for Your Service takes aim at the flawed mental health policies within the Armed Services and their tragic consequences.  The film interweaves the stories of four Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders.  Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope.  Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonels Lawrence Wilkerson and Dave Sutherland.

Produced in association with the Sprayregen Family Foundation and Artemis Rising


Unlike in most docs that fall into unabashed advocacy, Donahue’s footage — wrenching testimonials from soldiers, spouses, and the highest of government and military muckety-mucks — tells gripping stories rather than just serving the argument. The argument, though, is persuasive: It’s deeply immoral to train citizens for war but then not train them again, afterwards, for living.
— The Village Voice

Bring Thank You for Your Service to your Community

Help us bring Thank You for Your Service to movie theaters across the United States.  We have partnered with Gathr Films to allow individuals and organizations the opportunity to organize and promote screenings in movie theaters across the country. By hosting a screening, you have the opportunity to use this film as a tool to bring people together and take a hard look at the mental health crisis facing our service members & veterans and offer a roadmap of hope in your own community.


Director: Tom Donahue
Producers: Ilan Arboleda, Tom Donahue, Matt Tyson
Co-Producers: Jacques Levy, Steve Edwards, Patty Casby, Kate Lacey-Kiley
Executive Producer:  Gerald Sprayregen
Co-Executive Producer: Regina K. Scully
Cinematographer: Peter Bolte, Justin Garcia
Editor: Jill Schweitzer
Composer: Leigh Roberts