A veteran leans on a rail in a scene from the 2016 documentary “Thank You for Your Service,” which takes a personal look at veterans dealing with mental health issues.

The 2016 documentary “Thank You for Your Service” takes an up close and personal look at veterans dealing with mental health issues. We’ll talk with the film’s director, Tom Donahue, and Dr. John McQuaid of the San Francisco VA Health Care System about mental health and the military, and with Eddie Ramirez, a veteran and founder of the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival. “Thank You for Your Service” plays this weekend at the San Francisco Public Library as part of the festival.

Eddie Ramirez, founder, San Francisco Veterans Film Festival; veteran, U.S. Air Force
John McQuaid, associate chief of staff for mental health, San Francisco VA Health Care System, UCSF
Tom Donahue, director and producer, “Thank You for Your Service”

Veterans Film Festival Explores Mental Health Issues 30 November,2017Michael Krasny

  • Rafał Dymarek

    Thats sad…

  • Noelle

    Good idea to have a film festivals about this. After all, there are so many films about war when you think about it. I recently saw “Last Flag Flying”, it’s about 3 Marine vets from Vietnam War era who reunite to help one whose son has died in the Iraq War in 2003. I’m disappointed that this film is not a bit hit

  • Devatara Holman

    Michael, thank you so much for this show. I heard your show while returning to my clinic from a home visit to see a veteran patient. I could not get to you on the phone in time to comment. All your listeners and those connected with efforts to help vets need to know that holistic medical care produces great results. The VA knows that and that is why we get referrals from the VA at our clinic in Sausalito, Marin Oriental Medicine. We have had really excellent results working with vets suffering with pain, depression and PTSD. Working with vets is the passion of my husband, Evan Shepherd Reiff, MS, MA, LAc and he has amazing sucess! You can find out more at http://healthforheroes.com and MarinOrientalMedicine.com. Vets can get referrals through the VA Veteran’s Choice Program and it is all covered by their benefits. People need to know!


Michael Krasny

Michael Krasny, PhD, has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life” (Stanford University Press) “Spiritual Envy” (New World); “Sound Ideas” (with M.E. Sokolik/ McGraw-Hill); “Let There Be Laughter” (Harper-Collins) as well as the twenty-four lecture series in DVD, audio and book, “Short Story Masterpieces” (The Teaching Company). He has interviewed many of the world’s leading political, cultural, literary, science and technology figures, as well as major figures from the world of entertainment. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including the S.Y. Agnon Medal for Intellectual Achievement; The Eugene Block Award for Human Rights Journalism; the James Madison Freedom of Information Award; the Excellence in Journalism Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association; Career Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and an award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. from Ohio University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

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