Fedcap Maine’s Veterans Forward to Host PTSD Help and Healing Forum on November 14th

Event is Open to the Public to Help Communities Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress After Tragic Events on October 27th

Portland, Maine (11/1/2023) – Fedcap Maine’s Veterans Forward program will host a PTSD Help and Healing forum dedicated to exploring post-traumatic stress and its profound impact. This important event will take place at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine on November 14, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The PTSD Help and Healing Forum will provide a platform for discussing the far-reaching effects of post-traumatic stress, including tragic events in Lewiston. Sharing experiences and resources is essential in the path toward recovery and prevention and the upcoming forum will help the community move forward.

“In light of recent the recent tragic mass shooting that occurred on October 27, 2023, Veterans Forward expresses its deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and the entire Lewiston, Maine community,” said Brian Cummings, Director of Veteran Services. “Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones during this difficult time. We acknowledge the pain and loss that the community is enduring and stand in solidarity with those affected. By sharing experiences and resources, this forum aims to promote understanding and facilitate the healing process.”

The mass shooting event is a stark reminder of the importance of addressing the mental health issues that can lead to such devastating events and how communities must come together to promote understanding, healing, and support for those who need it the most.

“We encourage the community to come together during this challenging time and to participate in the upcoming forum,” said Serena M. Powell, Executive Director at Fedcap Inc. Serving Maine.  “Let us work collectively to raise awareness and support one another in our journey toward healing and understanding.”

Jason Kander will be the keynote speaker for the PTSD Help and Healing forum, bringing a wealth of experience and a compelling personal journey. Mr. Kander’s impressive career spans military service as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan, where he investigated corruption, espionage, and drug trafficking. He founded Let America Vote, an initiative to combat voter suppression in elections. Since 2019, Jason Kander has served as the President of National Expansion at the Veterans Community Project, making substantial strides in preventing veteran suicide and homelessness. Jason’s personal story of untreated post-traumatic stress disorder makes him a powerful speaker for this important event.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and to register for the PTSD Help and Healing Forum, please visit our website at www.maineveteransforward.org.

About Veterans Forward

Veterans Forward provides critical assistance to create a sustainable future for Maine’s veterans, service members and their families. By working with each veteran’s unique needs, Veterans Forward seeks to remove barriers impacting their health, safety, or well-being. Filling in the gaps in care often not provided by other resources, Veterans Forward is proud to serve our veteran community in Maine.  

About Fedcap Maine

At Fedcap Maine, we are more than just a group of skilled professionals in the field of workforce development. We are a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to supporting families and veterans throughout the beautiful state of Maine. Our collective expertise and experience enable us to generate innovative opportunities for these deserving groups, helping them to find purposeful employment and unlock their full potential. We take pride in our commitment to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve. At Fedcap Maine, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, and we are here to help make that happen. Whether you’re a family or veteran in search of a brighter future, we are ready to be your guide on this journey.

Media Contact: Michael Bernier, Assistant Vice President, mbernier@fedcap.org, 207-604-9515

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