PTSD Healing Connections
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!
Saturday February 17, 2018
1 to 4PM
Kenosha American Legion, Post 21
504 58th St, Kenosha, WI
A FREE community event to offer empowerment, education and resources to people impacted by PTSD, Stress, and Anxiety.
Do you have a question or comment for us? Please use the button below to submit any questions or comments that you may have regarding the upcoming PTSD: Healing Connections event.
- Applications due by December 1, 2017.
- Provide a handout with information on managing stress, anxiety, and/or PTSD at home.
- Provide a handout, brochure or other description of your business.
- May offer products or services for sale to promote wellness and self-care.
- Donate an item or service for $30 or greater for inclusion in event raffles.
- Ensure that your vendor booth will fit within 4 feet allowance of an 8 foot table. There will be two vendors per table and up to 24 vendors at the event.
- There is no service fee for vendor participation in the event.
- Vendors will set up their tables between Noon-12:45pm of the event. Vendor booths shall be cleared between 4-5pm.
WHAT IS PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people after experiencing a dangerous, frightening, or shocking event like natural disasters, sudden loss, abuse, trauma, combat, and surgery. The traumatic event is persistently re-experienced through flashbacks, nightmares, disassociation, or other symptoms. Situations, places or thoughts which may trigger these intrusive symptoms are avoided, and there is a negative impact on mood, behavior, or cognition. People with PTSD may be more easily startled, have difficulty sleeping or concentrating, among other symptoms.
PTSD HAS MANY FACES!!
PTSD HAS MANY FACES!!
Who is susceptible?
Anyone, at any age, who is exposed to a dangerous situation causing trauma can be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A person who has a friend or family member who is exposed to danger can also experience PTSD. An estimated 1 in every 9 women will experience PTSD, making them twice as likely as men to suffer from it.
Some examples of major trauma that may trigger PTSD include:
Risk Factors versus Resilience Factors
Not everyone exposed to the same traumatic event will experience PTSD. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are many risk factors that make someone more susceptible to PTSD, as well as resilience factors can help reduce the risk of PTSD. Some are present before the trauma, while others come into play afterwards.
Some Risk Factors for PTSD:
When we hear the term PTSD, our thoughts often go immediately to military veterans, many who are indeed dealing with the aftermath of being in combat. However, PTSD impacts far more people than just those who have been to war. From civil servants, such as police officers, EMTs or firefighters, to survivors of any type of abuse or assault, to those who have suddenly lost a loved one, have lived through natural disasters, car accidents, surgery, and more.
PSTD has many, many faces.