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Veterans PTSD Panel

June 2 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Local Veterans will talk candidly about their struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder as part of a virtual panel discussion set for Wednesday, June 2.

The discussion, to take place over Zoom, is hosted by the Southeastern Wisconsin Task Force on Veteran Suicide Prevention and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

It will begin at noon and last approximately one hour. To take part, click here:

Three Veterans and a psychiatrist from the Milwaukee VA will participate in the discussion, which will explore the Veterans’ experiences with PTSD and how they have learned to cope with it.

The discussion will also cover the connection between PTSD and suicidal thoughts, feelings, and attempts as well as knowing the signs of PTSD and how to get help.

A question-and-answer session will conclude the event.

June is National PTSD Awareness Month, and according to the National Center for PTSD Awareness, about 8 million people in the United States have PTSD, though most people do not get the help and treatment they need.

“Everyone with PTSD — whether they are Veterans or civilian survivors of sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters or other traumatic events — needs to know that treatments really do work and can lead to a better quality of life,” according to the center.