Record Suicides, Substance Abuse Among Fort Hood Soldiers Subject of New Film; Screening Today in Austin

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.

“Beer is Cheaper than Therapy” debuted at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. It screens [Sunday] (Oct 14) at 3 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Village

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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