State hosts conference to help PTSD veterans

Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A state agency and other groups are hosting a free conference in Albuquerque to help veterans and their families cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Department of Veterans’ Services said the event is Sept. 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Part of the conference will focus on services and programs available for veterans with PTSD. A clinical psychologist will discuss therapies used by the federal Veterans Affairs health care system.

The state agency said a free lunch will be available for those who attend the conference, and $40 gift cards will be given to the first 50 veterans, National Guard, Reserve or active duty personnel registering in advance for the event.

Pre-registering can be done through the department at 505-841-5346 or by email at theresa.zunistate.nm.us

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