VVA Chapter 824 , along with the Tennessee State Council VVA, recently held a town hall meeting entitled “Victory Over PTSD.” This event was hosted for veterans of any conflict, area first responders, affected family members, and active duty military.
A news release from the Tennessee State Council said, “Even after they’ve returned home… The battle they’re fighting is post-traumatic stress.”
The event that chapter 824 helped to put into action had many various parts of the program. There were planned presentations on the causes and history of post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms and treatment possibilities, and a presentation on the effectiveness of Equine Therapy by actress and model Jennifer O’Neill.
The program also highlighted a selection of veteran testimonials and visits with Veterans Service officers. This event was designed to help those who have struggled with PTSD, or who have loved ones who have struggled, to find support for this issue that so many veterans face.