Jerry Yellin discusses Operation Warrior Wellness

War is an addiction; it’s a curse. We have not learned one thing since David, 5000 years ago, slung a pebble at a guy and killed a giant. All we’ve done is invent better pebbles and better slingshots, human to human. — Jerry Yellin

Listen to CBS radio broadcaster Beecher Martin interview author and decorated WW II veteran fighter pilot Jerry Yellin: Jerry Yellin discusses Operation Warrior Wellness.

Mr. Yellin, co-director of Operation Warrior Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, discusses his wartime experiences, his difficult transition suffering from PTSD, then unknown, and how TM, Transcendental Meditation transformed his life. This ½ hour radio interview was broadcast February 20, 2011, on 5 CBS radio stations in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

Besides the tragedies of war, the tremendous stresses today’s soldiers and their families are under, and their very difficult transition to civilian life, Jerry also speaks about his goals: to not wait for the government to act but to start treating the soldiers themselves with PTSD, to help the families of war veterans, get warriors to learn TM as part of their basic training, and save government $15 billion a year.

Jerry mentions the inauguration of Operation Warrior Wellness in New York City at a press conference and evening gala event last December. Watch highlights of both events: the press conference and the second annual Change Begins Within benefit gala.

Also see WW II veteran publishes The Resilient Warrior: Healing the Hidden Wounds of War and PTSD and Transcendental Meditation mentioned in Military Times publications.

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