PTSD: Shattering the Perception

Veterans share a PTSD program with Tyler Ryan

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)–According to retired United States Marine Corps Cpl. Steven Diaz, post traumatic stress disorder is a very real affliction that impacts many current and former soldiers and first responders.  Diaz, who is also the founder of Hidden Wounds, says however, that the diagnosis doesn’t change anything about who he, or anyone suffering from PTSD, actually is.

United States Naval Petty Officer Candace Terry points out that PTSD goes beyond serving in a forward area, as well, adding that the impact can be felt across the board.

Based on many of the misunderstandings and misconceptions of PTSD, Gamecocks and the Columbia community are invited to attend a panel panel discussion centered around understanding the the day-to-day lives of veterans with PTSD.

Dr. Aubrey Sejuit, Army Veteran, UofSC alumna and Lenoir-Rhyne Professor of Counseling and Psychology will moderate the panel, which will consist of male and female veterans living with PTSD as a result of military sexual trauma and combat The goal of the panel is to prompt community dialogue and awareness about PTSD and veterans.

This event is organized by the Student Veterans Association and ROTC at the University of South Carolina. Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend.

For more information and registration, check out information HERE.