A discussion of posttraumatic stress disorder will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Virginia State University.
The discussion will include Carole Garrison, who teaches ethics in criminal justice courses at Eastern Kentucky University. Garrison is a former police officer with the Atlanta Bureau of Police Services, where she received the Police Department's award for Distinguished Service in 1975.
The discussion also will include state Sen. Erik Wells, a Democrat from Kanawha County who is chairman of the Senate Military Committee.
Wells is also a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has served as a public affairs officer in the Reserves since 2001.
The event will be in room 134 of the Wilson University Union and is free and open to all West Virginia State students, staff and faculty, as well as the general public.
Post traumatic stress disorder can occur after someone is exposed to a traumatic event such as combat, physical or sexual abuse, serious accidents like a car wreck or following a natural disaster such as a fire, tornado, hurricane or flood.For more information, contact Coston Davis at 304-766-5149 or costonda...@wvstateu.edu.