PTSD Awareness Walk set for Saturday

June is PTSD Awareness Month

The Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Office and the Allamakee County Veterans Museum are sponsoring a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Walk this Saturday, June 29 beginning at 9 a.m. from the Freedom Rock in the Waukon City Park to the Allamakee County Courthouse front lawn. There will be an optional extra loop around the park prior to the main walk for those who want to walk longer.

Following the walk, informative presentations will be provided by Veterans Administration PTSD Specialists and others at a tent on the Allamakee Courthouse lawn,  Videos on PTSD symptoms and treatment will be available at the Veterans Museum, located at 105 Allamakee Street, across the street from the courthouse. Beverages, refreshments, and restrooms will also be available in the Veterans Museum. This event is part of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD program celebrating June as PTSD Awareness Month.

The event is not limited to Veterans, but is designed to inform the public at large to raise awareness, and inform of effective PTSD treatments that are available. PTSD affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life.  It takes a community to help all with PTSD to heal.

Those unable to participate in the walk are also invited to attend events at the courthouse and the Veterans Museum that Saturday. Shuttle service will be available at the park to assist those who cannot participate in the walk. If there is rain, this event will be postponed. Contact Allamakee Veterans Affairs Office at 563-568-6135 for additional information.