A free community forum on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley and Councilmember Kansen Chu, will take place at 6:30pm Wednesday at City Hall.
The organizers want to spread awareness that PTSD is not limited to just military veterans. Anyone who has suffered from a traumatic event or works in a dangerous/life-threatening profession can be a victim of PTSD. The forum is designed to educate and assist attendees in understanding the complex and often misunderstood disorder.
Experts will address PTSD experienced by victims of violent crime, rape and domestic violence. Other topics of discussion will include PTSD suffered by military veterans and public safety servants. Also, two people who were previously incarcerated will share their experiences on life since that time. Resources to assist victims and their families will be available at the forum.
Presenters include: Dr. Agi Schenley, a crisis intervention instructor; Bobbie Lopez, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52; Robert O’Donnell; and Hector Oropeza. These presenters will be available after the meeting to answer any questions attendees might have.
The event, which will take place in rooms 118-120 at City Hall, requires pre-registration. To register, email [email protected] and note how many people are in your group plan to attend. (Include yourself in the total.)
For more information, call 408.861.5323 or email [email protected].