Storytellers and PTSD

Storytellers and

As storytellers we often deal with characters who have difficult issues. We can improve our ability to describe our “damaged” characters by seeing how other storytellers have done it in the past.

In this podcast, I recommend three stories that I think are worth your time as a storyteller to check out.

Resources for this podcast:

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?” by The National Institute of Mental Health.

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

“Twelve O’Clock High”

This used to be available for free on You Tube but I can’t find the links anymore. If you subscribe to an online service (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.) you might have access to it.  I’ve included one scene from early in the movie in the clip below.

If you wish to purchase the movie through Amazon you can click on the image below.

“Captain Newman, M.D.”

Captain Newman, M.D. is available for free on YouTube. Click on the image below and you may watch the entire movie!


Posted in BIG SKY WRITER Audio Podcast, PODCAST Big Sky Writer
2 comments on “Storytellers and PTSD
  1. Another film that dealt with the destructive after effects of war was “The Men,” starring Marlon Brando. I was very young when I saw this 1950 film. My parents took my brother and I to see Audie Murphy’s film, The Red Badge of Courage, in 1951. Your podcast evoked a lot of memories. Good job!


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