UNI Military and Veteran Services to hold PTSD Awareness event

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) will host the first annual statewide PTSD Awareness Conference on Wednesday, March 29, in the Maucker Union on the UNI campus.

The conference will cover issues and topics related to PTSD that not only originates from military experiences but also sexual assault and other traumas. Speakers will present on subjects such as mental, emotional and academic support for those suffering from PTSD in a college environment, different types of therapy such art and music and service dogs. The conference will conclude with a student panel discussion on how PTSD affects students’ day-to-day college career. This event will serve as a way for students to learn strategies for managing PTSD and as an opportunity for administration to learn how to serve students affected by PTSD.

This conference was made possible through a partnership between the UNI Counseling Center, UNI Student Disability Services, UNI Wellness and Recreation Center, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services-UNI Service Unit, UNI Veteran Affairs and UNI MVSS. For more information, contact Chris Kennedy, president of the UNI Veterans Association, at kennecad@uni.edu, or Norman Ferguson, Jr., coordinator for UNI MVSS, at 319-273-3040 or norman.ferguson@uni.edu.

Contact: 

Chris Kennedy, president, UNI Veterans Association, kennecad@uni.edu

Norman Ferguson, Jr., coordinator, UNI Military and Veteran Student Services, 319-273-3040, norman.ferguson@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu