PTSD Town Hall: Addressing the battle after the war

PTSD Town Hall: Addressing the battle after the war

Volume
22
/ Issue
46

Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Courtesy of Allan Perkal
Western North Carolina offers good resources for veterans seeking help with PTSD, notes local Vietnam veteran Allan Perkal, who is organizing a PTSD town hall meeting set for June 11. But WNC is also a great place for people to hide from their problems.

arts

  • Frazey Ford talks soul music and personal groove

    -by Alli Marshall
    The story is now well-chronicled: How Ford received a call from documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon — a friend of the Hi Rhythm Section, the house band for Green and other…
  • The Broadcast debuts long-awaited album From the Horizon

    -by Alli Marshall
    Asheville gets a first listen, with band’s launch and extensive tour (including a date in Belgium, and more European shows to come) starting, fittingly, from The Broadcast’s adopted hometown.
  • Smart bets: Brief Encounters

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Brief Encounters: New Magnetic Voices 2016 shows at The Magnetic Theatre Thursdays to Saturdays through June 25.
  • Smart bets: Dawn Tripp

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Tripp presents her fictionalized biography of Georgia O'Keeffe at Malaprop's on Tuesday, June 14.
  • Smart bets: The Bluff Mountain Festival

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Hot Springs Resort and Spa hosts the free, daylong Bluff Mountain Festival on Saturday, June 11.
  • Conscious party: My Sistah Taught Me That

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Fashion consultant Leslie Council recently founded a female-focused branch of mentorship nonprofit My Daddy Taught Me That and will host a benefit to cover year one expenses. The event is…
  • Smart bets: The Honey Dewdrops

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Catch the Baltimore-based, microphone-sharing duo at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall's upstairs lounge on Thursday, June 9.
  • The Ballad of Frankie Silver debuts in Burnsville

    -by Steph Guinan
    The harrowing tale of an 1830 murder in MItchell County is the basis for a new production at the Parkway Playhouse. Director and playwright Andrew Gall adapted the script from…
  • Asheville Printmakers group show opens in Marshall

    -by Thomas Calder
    "Ours is not a competitive group," says Kate Guggenheim. "But one that is there to respect and support each other and our work.”

food

living

movies

  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Grail screens a hemp documentary, Hank Bones premieres his second feature film at The Wedge and Brenda Lunsford Lilly’s State of Grace has a reunion at the ATX Television…

news

  • On a mission: Special treatment court helps troubled veterans regroup

    -by Able Allen
    Military service is difficult enough, but for many, life gets even harder once they’re done. Over half of the 2.5 million soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during America’s longest…
  • The long road home for veterans with PTSD

    -by Dan Hesse
    An upcoming PTSD Town Hall aims to connect veterans with resources to help them deal with PTSD. The event will feature panel speakers and have representatives from local, state and…
  • WNC’s budding hemp industry

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Since legislation allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp passed into law last year, local farmers and entrepreneurs have been working to explore how the crop can contribute to Western North…

opinion