Thank You For Your Service
An investigation into the failed mental health policies within the US military and the deadly consequences to America’s troops. Thank You For Your Service takes aim at our understanding of war trauma, through the interwoven stories if four struggling Iraq veterans and candid interviews with top military and civilian leaders.Thank You For Your Service proposes the creation of a Behavioral Health Corps, as reflected in its primary call to action BHCNOW (Behavioral Health Corps Now) and leading to the creation of The Military Behavioral Health Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to its advocacy. In 2016, the film has shown over 100 times at film festivals and special events nationwide (including at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point). The film’s DC theatrical premiere was hosted by four U.S. senators (including two on the Armed Services Committee). The New York theatrical premiere took place aboard the S.S. Intrepid and was hosted by the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. In April 2018, legislation based on the film was introduced into this year’s National Defense Appropriation Act. The documentary continues to play in theaters around the country, gaining new advocates with each screening.
Impact & Recognition
Legislation based on this film has been proposed to Congress in 2018 under Congressman Seth Moulton as the H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This would require an addressing of PTSD issues and the creation of mental health services in all sectors of the military. Read more here.