"The Canadian military is evoking the wisdom of the green, pint-sized Yoda character from Star Wars for a video it's creating to give soldiers returning from Afghanistan tips on coping with the psychological scars of combat zones.
The video production effort comes just months after the Canadian Forces ombudsman criticized the military for failing to meet the "operational stress" problems of soldiers.
Military brass have decided to offer soldiers do-it-yourself methods for soothing the mental ills of battle because "the stigma currently associated with operational stress prevents many people from consulting" professional help.
The production, being shot at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, will ask soldiers to reach deep inside themselves to fight for their mental health.
"And once we have discovered that strength, we feel even stronger. Yoda was right: if you believe, you will achieve," the proposed script says."