Chapter 809 Hosts PTSD/Suicide Town Hall

Vietnam Veterans of America Salina (Kan.) Chapter 809 hosted a PTSD/Suicide Town Hall on Oct. 23. The two-hour event featured speakers Thomas C. Hall, Ph.D., VVA’s director of PTSD and substance abuse, and Maureen Elias, an Army veteran and assistant director of VVA’s Veterans Health Council.

An estimated 20 veterans end their lives due to PTSD every day, Jim Deister, chapter president, told KSAL.com. The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office brought a mobile van to assist veterans, and a panel of local therapists and counselors answered questions from the audience.




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