Blue Star Mothers host SC vets’ stress discussion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Midlands chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America is holding a discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder among military veterans.

Thursday’s scheduled event is to be held at the Cayce Memorial Post 130 of the American Legion in Cayce at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Chapter spokeswoman Ann Ricard says a representative of the Dorn VA Medical Center will discuss symptoms of the problem as well as guidance to get assistance.

Ricard says the Mothers’ organization wants to provide for the wellbeing of the nation’s veterans.

The group encourages members of the community to become educated about PTSD in order to assist those who suffer from, and try to overcome, such combat-related issues.

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