AMOH organized November 2013, is growing fast and is “the only organization in the U.S. dedicated to educating our citizens about the affects of PTSD in those who have served in our military.” PTSD and the affects of it, including suicide, exist in epidemic proportions.
This organization’s mission is to provide a forgotten but fundamental step in quelling any epidemic – education of the public. Everyone seems to want to do something, but haven’t had access to the education and information necessary to contribute in a meaningful way….until now.
Feb. 11, 18, 6:30-8:30pm: Classes at NMC, Parsons/Stulen Bldg. Rm. 224. “Combat PTSD: The Facts and the Future.” $35; Registration options: online www.nmc.edu/ees; by phone 231.995.1700; by mail NMC EES, 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686; or in person.
Feb. 13, 6pm: A social gathering at Sleder’s.
Mar. 10, 6:30-8:30pm: Quarterly “Town Meeting,” a 3-part presentation; interactive dialog and education, entertainment and art inspired by Veterans. An award is presented that honors someone in our community who has been “Caught! in the Act of Caring.” This quarter it is held at the Bijou by the Bay.
Apr. 28: AMOH holds their conference at the Park Place Hotel. The target audience includes behavioral scientists in the region, and 6 CEU’s are provided for this day long conference. The theme of the conference is “Alternative Care Modalities: Embracing the Wisdom of the Ages.” Speakers are comprised of a wide range of alternative care providers and behavioral scientists. The keynote speaker from the Veterans Administration, Washington, DC, is programmed to provide an overview of the extensive paradigm shift which incorporates patient-centered care and cultural transformation. This exciting national presence is developing; we are expecting broad local, regional and national exposure for this inaugural AMOH conference.