“Buried Above Ground”: A PTSD Documentary

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Buried Above GroundWhat would you do if the worst thing that ever happened to you felt like it kept happening over and over again?

Well, this is exactly what happens to thousands upon thousands of trauma survivors.

It is estimated that up to 8% of all people will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. (Source: National Center for PTSD)

PTSD can strike ANY trauma survivor, including those who served in the military, those whose have been victims (or even witnesses) of abuse or assault, as well as those who’ve survived disasters. And sadly, PTSD strikes children who have been victims of abuse or who have witnessed violent acts, as well.

Catch the Premier: June 28, 2016

BURIED ABOVE GROUND (USA, 2015, 77 minutes) goes on an inspirational journey with three people trying to recover from PTSD:

  • Luis, an Iraq War veteran along with his service dog, Tuesday
  • Erundina, a survivor of domestic violence
  • Ashley, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina

BURIED ABOVE GROUND explores their lives over six-years, gaining access to their home life, therapy sessions and communities as they try to unburden themselves from the crippling lock of their past traumas. The personal battles fought by Luis, Ashley and Erundina illuminate a global health condition that is misunderstood, under reported and often left untreated.

In conjunction with National PTSD Awareness Month, BURIED ABOVE GROUND’s U.S. broadcast premiere will air on America ReFramed, a PBS WORLD Channel series, on Tuesday, June 28th at 8pm across all time zones. This documentary is part of an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.

The movie’s producers are partnering with Mental Health America to co-host a special “Tweet Chat” on June 27 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT.

To learn more about this powerful, compelling documentary, click on the trailer below…

Many thanks to Director Ben Selkow and Producer Marc Smolowitz for shining a much-needed spotlight on this often terrifying and even confusing condition that impacts thousands upon thousands of adults and children around the world.

Please share with others in your circle of influence. Raising awareness about PTSD, its symptoms and treatment options are vital for survivors.

About Ginger

Chance and GK 2013-04-26Raising awareness of the world-wide epidemic of child abuse has become Ginger’s life mission. An impassioned child advocate, trainer, speaker and trained child forensic interviewer, Ginger regularly blogs about child protection issues. Along with her husband John and pets Lexi and Chase, Ginger enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, brisk mornings, colorful sunsets and just hangin’ at home with “the Pack”.


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