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Panel will discuss post-traumatic stress disorder

Sept. 28, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will be holding a panel discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center.

The informational event is open to members of the general public as well as WMU faculty, staff and students. It will focus on the symptoms of PTSD and what PTSD services are available locally for students returning from combat duty.

Seating is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to reserve a seat by noon Thursday, Oct. 4. To register, contact the WMU Advocacy Office for Transfer Students and Military Affairs at advocacy-office@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0740.

The panel will be composed of experts from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and include several representatives from the VA's Battle Creek Medical Center. They will talk on a variety topics, and a question-and-answer session will follow their discussion.

The panelists and their topic areas include: Todd Greenman, public affairs officer, Battle Creek Medical Center, an overview of services provided by the center; Dr. Carmen Stark, PTSD Clinic clinical psychologist, Battle Creek Medical Center, post traumatic stress disorder symptoms and responses; and Kerry Traviss, OEF/OIF social worker, Battle Creek Medical Center-Grand Rapids Outpatient Clinic, services provided by outreach centers around the state.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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