Included within Triple-Feature Block
A War Within: The Battle Against PTSD and Veteran Suicide
Directed by Jarrad Henderson
United States | 20 min | 2016
This is the story of one combat veteran’s desperate fight against the self-destructive urges pulsing through a generation of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Through a series of interviews, an examination of a thousand pages of medical files and a review of Brandon Ketchum’s extensive journals, USA TODAY gained rare insight into what he called “a war within myself.”
Director, Producer, Photographer, Digital Effects
Jarrad Henderson is an Emmy-award nominated videographer, award-winning photographer, editor, and filmmaker, who is respected for working strategically and efficiently with creative teams or independently in a deadline driven environments. An excellent student and teacher, who often is given the task of training peers and professional leadership teams, his work reflects that harmonious human relationships are the keys to success.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in photography, Henderson worked in multiple roles, from 7th grade U.S. History teacher to an Apple retail specialist, before eventually returning to school to pursue a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri as a Thurgood Marshall Fellow. His passion for storytelling soon earned him a staff position with the Detroit Free Press, Michigan’s largest media company, where he worked for three and a half years. For his excellence in the field of photojournalism, Jarrad was named the 2014 Multimedia Photographer of the Year by the Michigan Press Photographer Association.
After briefly leaving Detroit to work as a Video Producer at Virginia Tech, Jarrad returned to journalism in 2016, accepting a position at USA Today, where he currently works as a Multimedia Producer. Recognized for being a forward thinking, internet savvy, digital media and video production expert, Henderson is working on becoming a feature filmmaker and volunteers his time to helping others pursue their dreams of becoming visual storytellers.