Film Highlighting Fort Hood Soldiers Premieres in Austin
KVUE TV, Oct. 13, 2012
AUSTIN — Filmed in Central Texas, “Beer is Cheaper than Therapy” sheds light on the growing mental health crisis affecting thousands of U.S. soldiers returning from war.
The documentary examines the high rates of depression, alcoholism, and suicide among soldiers in Killeen, Texas, the town next to the Fort Hood Army base. The film profiles several soldiers trying to adjust to life back at home after fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A Q&A with director Simone de Vries follows the film.
The screening is a benefit for Fisher House, a nonprofit organization supporting military families.
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