A conversation about PTSD

Jay FitzFarragut, Our Town Faith

Hope Rises, a conversation about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is set for Sunday, March 24, 2024, 2-4 p.m. at First Farragut United Methodist Church, 12733 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.


Traumatic events may affect us temporarily, but when they linger and begin to interfere with day-to-day functioning, it may be PTSD. Symptoms can include trouble sleeping, feeling angry or stuck, and anxiety or fearfulness.


Samantha Pitkin, LCSW, and Amiko McPherson, LPC-MHSP, will describe ways to recognize signs of trauma and PTSD, to heal and to move forward. The conversation includes a presentation, small group discussions and a question/answer session. The event is appropriate for both adults and teenagers.


First Farragut United Methodist Church is a Certified Recovery Congregation through the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Faith-Based Initiative. Hope Rises is a community series that discusses and works to break the stigma of mental health and addiction.


Info or to register, visit Register online at www.ffumc.org/event  or call the church office at (865) 966-8430. 


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