If you go

January 10, 2012 

What: Coping with Trauma and PTSD: Journey to Wellness

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14

Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Speakers:

n PTSD researcher and retired Army Col. Charles Hoge, “Treatment of War-Related PTSD: Meeting Veterans Where They Are.”

n Army Staff Stg. and Purple Heart recipient Tommy Rieman, “Personal Journey with PTSD.”

n Mental health advocate and former congressman Patrick Kennedy, “Brain Disease Can Be Tackled with a Concerted, Collaborative Effort.”

Documentary film screening: “Halfway Home,” a film featuring soldiers who have experienced PTSD, their families and caretakers will be shown at 10:45 a.m. The documentary is narrated by actor Martin Sheen. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and the event’s three speakers will follow the screening.

Cost: The symposium is free.

Information: Visit the Sunshine from Darkness website at www.sunshinefromdarkness.org or call 941-308-6463.

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