Veterans Facing PTSD Together – Part 1

Friday, December 21, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA

PTSD PosterThey taught me that I could hurt somebody and I don’t want to hurt anybody.
Veteran Jim Swasey.

Four white Vietnam Vets, disabled by their military service, talk about PTSD.  They discuss anger and helping each other, as well as reaching out to other vets trapped in rage and shame.

As the national discussion of the 26 senseless killings in Connecticut seethes on, these men continue to walk their winding and often arduous path to peace.Breathe & relax

Guests:  Larry Kozlowski, Jim O’Neil, Kerry Oswald, Steve Weigert, &  Patrick Reilly PhD.

Hosted by Shelley Berman. Produced by Steve Howdyshell. Production help by Sheela Gunn-Cushman & Adrienne Lauby.

The veterans are part of an anger management group at the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Santa Rosa, CA.  That Clinic is a satellite of the San Francisco Veteran’s Hospital.  Dr. Reilly is director of mental health at the Santa Rosa Clinic.  Their phone number is (707) 569 2300.

Dylan Hockley

Dylan Hockley

This radio program is dedicated to Dylan Hockley, a special needs student, and Anne Marie Murphy, a special education teacher, both of whom were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012

Patrick Reilly’s book is available for free download here.  The book is Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients by Patrick Reilly, PhD and Michael Shopshire PYgoa VethD (2002)  and Participant Workbook by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D. Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D. Timothy C. Durazzo and Ph.D. Torri A. Campbell (2008)

The North Bay Veterans Resource Center is a one stop shop for job search, transitional housing and training assistance.  Their phone number is:  707 578 8387. 

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