3:50 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Part 2: Wyoming National Guard Deploys

Wyoming – Training is picking up for the nearly one thousand Wyoming National Guard soldiers deploying this spring. Families face a lot of unknowns: where their soldier will be each night, how they'll communicate, what the soldier will be like when they come home. That last question can be a frightening one. About a fifth of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan develop symptoms of depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A group of mental health professionals in Wyoming is trying to bring that number down this time around. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss has the second in our series on the deployment.