Nami-Familya is calling all veterans or members of their families who fear that their loved ones are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to attend a gathering on Wednesday. As we’ve heard and read too often, suicide and factorss that contribute to suicide such as depression, PTSD, and a rise in drug and alcohol abuse is increasing in veterans returning from war.
Several speakers experienced in veterans affairs will be speaking at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center Building F, Room 119, on Sanatorium Road in Pomona at 7:30 p.m. Jerry Donnellan, director of Rockland County’s Veteran’s Services Agency, Jim Murphy of Veteran’s For Peace, Stan Hyman of VCS Vets for Vets Program, and Jim Ievolella, also of VCS Vets for Vets Program will be speaking that night.
A flier distributed by Nami-Familya helps identify some of the signs of PTSD, including bad dreams, flashbacks, trouble sleeping, angry outbursts, scary thoughts that caan’t be controled, thoughts of hurting yourself or others.
If you feel that you, or a veteran you know may be suffering from PTSD, please take advantage and go to hear the people who know.