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Understanding and Responding to Veterans with PTSD


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)- Western Technical College hosted a presentation on Wednesday, June 18th, which focused on understanding and responding to veteran with PTSD.  The Ladder UPP, which stand for unlimited personal potential, was free and open to all students and staff.

The presenter, Silouan Green, is the country's speaker on PTSD and brokenness, creator of The Ladder UPP, former marine, writer, and musician.  Over the last five years alone, Green has looked into the eyes of thousands suffering from PTSD and brokenness.  With over 200 speaking events under his belt, he is helping those who have faced the monster like himself walk out of the darkness and has made that a mission of his almost a decade ago.

Green spoke about his journey and life skills for all recoveries.  His biggest piece of advice:  Look out for each other.  "If everyone watching doesn't take care of the people close to them that they know are suffering than we might as well understand that no one is going to help them.  It's on us.  We have to be the first ones to engage them.  Look out for each other."  Green also stated, "When the truth of the matter is... you don't have to be a counselor, you don't have to know about it, you just have to be somebody that engages with somebody and cares about them and says, I know I don't know what you've been through but I'm going to help you rebuild your life."

Green will continue to share his story at more events in the future.









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