PTSD Overcomer's Workshop
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
- 9:00AM - 1:00PM
- Heartland Baptist Fellowship
PTSD OverComer's Workshop
Plan now to the PTSD Overcomer's Workshop at Heartland Baptist Fellowship
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs after experiencing extreme trauma or a life-threatening event. One in five veterans of the Iraq or Iraqi war came home with PTSD. While the consequences of PTSD can be severe, full recovery is possible if you can identify the symptoms in time.
Heartland Baptist Fellowship is committed to helping those who have experienced PTSD and this workshop is our first step in preparing our members to help men and women and their families address and recover from PTSD through biblically sound counsel and treatment.
Retired Army Sargent Major Doug Carregher, director of Armed Forces Baptist Mission will be with us on December 2, 2017 to teach us how the Bible can heal the broken and wounded spirits of men and women suffering from PTSD.
Register now to attend the workshop on December 2nd from 9:00am till 1:00pm. Registration is required.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger.
Going through trauma is not rare. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. Women are more likely to experience sexual assault and child sexual abuse. Men are more likely to experience accidents, physical assault, combat, disaster, or to witness death or injury.
PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed to the trauma or injured, you are more likely to develop PTSD.
Here are some facts (based on the U.S. population):
- About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives.
- About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.
- About 10 of every 100 women (or 10%) develop PTSD sometime in their lives compared with about 4 of every 100 men (or 4%)
- Over 540,000 Veterans Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD...
- In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of the U.S. population.