According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
Experiencing PTSD is not a rare situation, and it’s not restricted to the Veteran community. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.
From the Veteran’s perspective, official statistics report that 12% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veterans experience PTSD each year. For Vietnam Veterans, that rate is even higher (about 15%), with an estimated 11% to 20% of Veterans from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom similarly affected. These are high numbers, and they give evidence to the need for focused attention on understanding and managing the problems associated with this often-debilitating condition.
One More Day, Inc. is a registered non-profit VSO/MSO dedicated to eliminating suicide within the military, veteran, and law enforcement communities, and one of their urgent priorities is the delivery of critical information on topics integral to this mission. Toward that goal, One More Day, Inc. is beyond honored to host a two-time American Hero. Delta Force Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly will be our featured speaker on our PTSD webinar on 1/14/22 @ 1400 MST. Tom is one of the most decorated special operations warriors of all time and was involved in thousands of classified missions to protect the United States and his brothers/sisters. Tom did not know it at the time, but his worst foe was yet to come. After leaving the military, Tom, like many of our warriors, was haunted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Listen to Tom and his wife Jen as they explain to us how he came back. Tom is now back in the saddle and helping other special operations warriors overcome that same foe.
In addition to sharing the Satterlys’ story, our webinar will discuss the neuro-psychology of why we suffer from PTSD, some current awesome treatments, and even what is on the horizon. Dr. Paul E. Holtzheimer, MD, Deputy Director for Research at the VA’s National Center for PTSD, will be our featured expert, along with several speakers on-hand to answer a variety of questions regarding PTSD. We also will have a number of experts on-hand to answer a multitude of questions regarding PTSD.
If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone dealing with PTSD, and want to learn about the ways we are working with experts to ensure that suicide is not the answer, please join us.
January 14th @1400 EST
If you are suffering from PTSD and want to learn about the ways we are working with experts to ensure you do not end up planning suicide, please join us.