PBS Short Film Festival

Preston's Gone

Season 2020 Episode 5 | 10m 15s Video has closed captioning.

Preston Thornton, an Army veteran, was experiencing paranoid delusions at his home. After calling the Veteran’s Crisis line, deputies arrived to transport Preston to a hospital, and tragedy followed. The film asks how a veteran ended up dead and what could have been done to prevent his death. The answers lead to broken mental health care system that’s failing Louisiana’s most vulnerable residents.

Aired: 07/13/20

Expires: 07/12/22

Rating: NR

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