THE WAR COMES HOME - Suicide, Veterans & PTSD with Save A Warrior’s Jake Clark
CNN documentary THE WAR COMES HOME, suicide, soldiers and PTSD is discussed with Save A Warrior’s, Jake Clark. The costs of needless war, benefits of therapy, and the duties of society to care for its veterans--plus what it means to be a “warrior”--is all explored in a sincere exploration into the issues on Buzzsaw, hosted by Sean Stone.
Jake Clark is the creator and executive director of Malibu-based Save A Warrior (SAW); a five and half day ‘war detox’ for active duty and returning Warriors at risk for PTS-related suicide.
Jake is a two-time, prior service returning Warrior (1983 – 1988; 2002 – 2011) with consecutive Post 9/11 Peacekeeping tours to Kosovo; a previous autonomous region within Serbia, which
following the collapse of the former Yugoslavia had further devolved amidst genocidal atrocities.
During his break in military service, Jake served in sworn law enforcement positions for the U.S. Secret Service, the Los Angeles Police Department and as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Los Angeles Field Office.
As a member of a combined FBI / DEA Task Force, Jake was assigned to the Southwest Border (SWB) initiative whose focus was interdicting major drug traffickers and money laundering operations.
In 2012, while attending Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management on a Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon scholarship, Jake interrupted his graduate studies
to create Save A Warrior. He resides in Southern California.
Buzzsaw Full Episodes:
Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcome to Buzzsaw.
00:10 Clip: The War Comes Home trailer.
02:40 Introducing Jake Clark.
03:00 Save A Warrior, helping returning veterans cope with PTSD, and the threat of suicide.
08:30 Chris Kyle, soldier’s unsure of what they’re fighting for, and the idea of a being a warrior.
18:00 The types of therapy used to prevent warriors from committing suicide.
25:00 Effectiveness of the system and changing society’s views on PTSD.
33:00 Teaching soldiers how to live vs. teaching them how to kill and the expansion of Save A Warrior.
40:30 Thanks and goodbye.