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Seminar Aimed at Educating the Public on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Seminar Aimed at Educating the Public on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

by Staff Blogger | April 16th, 2013

April 16, 2013

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression are becoming increasingly common conditions in soldiers applying for Alabama Veterans Disability Benefits. Experts are attempting to help these individuals by offering more non-drug therapy solutions.

According to a story released by WKRG 5 News, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be holding a special training event to help pastors, priests, and other church leaders better understand the effects that PTSD can have on soldiers.

The seminar will be held this coming Thursday and will discuss topics such as the warning signs of PTSD and depression, and the legal issues associated with soldiers and veterans suffering from these conditions.

Some of the warning signs a veteran may be suffering from PTSD include withdrawal from social situations, hypersensitivity, and mood swings.

VA Chaplain, John Bailey, explains getting this information out to church leaders is extremely vital because research has shown troubled veterans are more likely to turn to the church for help before seeking medical assistance from mental health professionals.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at noon.

The Birmingham Personal Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are aware of the devastating effects that PTSD can have on veterans and their friends, families, and acquaintances. That’s why the firm urges anyone who is available to take part in the upcoming seminar.


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