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Public Forum on the Psychological Cost of War

Public Forum on the Psychological Cost of War

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:30pm
Mollie Michelfelder

Mollie Michelfelder, MSW, works with trauma survivors at Friends House in Des Moines.

Photo: AFSC / Jon Krieg

Please join us for the first of two public forums on the real costs of war.

Psychological Cost of War: “No One Comes Through Unscathed” --Edward Tick; Psychotherapist/Veterans counselor

Film clip: Wartorn 1861-2010: exploring combat and PTSD

Discussion with Mollie Michelfelder, LISW specializing with PTSD clients, including returning soldiers.

Refreshments and community time to follow.

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events... People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person's daily life." Retrieved 6/15/11,  http//                                                                         

“Disabled American Vets say the PTSD rate is 100%.” –Edward Tick 

Learn about the impact of war—then decide. 

For more info:

Kathleen McQuillen

AFSC - Iowa Program Coordinator

515-274-4851, ext: 22 



Friends Meeting House
42nd and Grand Ave.
Des Moines , IA
PTSD forum