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October 17, 2008

Young to host PTSD Forum at ULM Nov. 7

University of Louisiana Monroe associate professor Dr. Mitchell Young will host a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Forum Friday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. in the ULM Conference Center on the Library’s seventh floor. The public is welcome to attend, and there will be refreshments.

The event is co-sponsored by the ULM Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling and aims to educate attendees about the effects of trauma, common reactions and what treatments are available.

Combat veterans who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan will share their struggle to rejoin their families and communities when they come home from the battlefields.

Young is an expert in behavioral medicine and addictive disorders. He will present his experience and insights gained by working with combat veterans for over 20 years. Young is a combat veteran, having served in Vietnam on a demolition team with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He has presented at national conferences on PTSD and conducted training sessions to Veterans Affairs and readjustment counselors in several states. Young has published articles on the subject in research journals and helped hundreds of combat veterans, victims of Hurricane Katrina and criminal violence and other individuals diagnosed with PTSD.

For more information, contact Young at (318) 342-1255 or

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