PTSD: A Local Soldier's Story
1:00 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

PTSD: A Local Soldier's Story

Tommy Rieman with President George W. Bush
PTSD: A Local Soldier's Story
For soldiers returning home from overseas, the road back to normality may be a hard one to travel. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects untold numbers of veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and a stigma against having a "mental health" issue sometimes hinders the willingness for veterans to seek help. We'll be joined by medical and military professionals who work with PTSD, as well as a Concord native and Army Sergeant who suffered from PTSD and was part of a film to help spread awareness about PTSD.
Guests
Sgt. Tommy Rieman - Concord Native and Silver Star recipient. He's an Army Veteran who was in Iraq
John Falkenbury - President of the North Carolina USO
Paul Freedman - Director of Halfway Home, a film about returning soldiers who have PTSD
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