November 19, 2022

Wreaths Across America Radio Hosts Sixth in Series of Veteran Healing Roundtables

For PTSD Awareness Month, the focus of this live chat is PTSD and Suicide.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine., June 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Wreaths Across America Radio is proud to announce the sixth in its roundtable series focused on healing veterans by sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success. This live chat will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022at 12 p.m. ETand can be heard exclusively on Wreaths Across America Radio.

The discussion will focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and veteran suicides, discuss causes, highlight ways to get help, and learn how to make those connections so veterans can empower themselves to create communities of support. Guest panelists – listed below – will be interviewed by the Executive Director of Wreaths Across America Karen Worcester and Director of Military and Veteran Outreach, Joe ReganUS Army veteran.

Guest panelists include:

Major General (retired) Gregg Martin: General Martin is a 36-year army veteran, two-star retired general and bipolar survivor, thriving and warrior. A skilled Airborne-Ranger engineer and strategist, he commanded soldiers in combat, as well as a company, battalion, and brigade. As a general officer, he commanded the Northwest Division of the Corps of Engineers, the Army School of Engineering, Fort Leonard Wood, the Army War College and the National Defense University. West Point graduate, MIT, and the Army and Navy War Colleges, he is a full-time mental health advocate. He lives with his wife in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where he writes, speaks and talks. His forthcoming book is titled: “Bipolar General: My ‘Eternal War’ Against Mental Illness.”

Cindy Robert: Cindy is the New York Dept., President, American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. She and her husband Bob are the proud parents of SGT Kristie Roberts who served in the Army National Guard as a medic. Kristie committed suicide August 21, 2012, and every day since her parents have worked tirelessly to help “end the negative stigma” associated with suicide. This includes service and support for the national nonprofit Mission 22.

“I have the greatest respect for all who have served and are serving our country,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “This discussion, like all of our roundtables have been so far, is so important to have, if it can help even one person find a way forward.”

The goal of the Wreaths Across America Radio Roundtable Series on Veteran Healing is to help reduce barriers for veterans by:

  • Support generational connections between veterans through stories of service and success;
  • De-stigmatize the problems faced by veterans and ask for help;
  • Combat inaccurate perceptions of veterans by discussing the diverse experiences, challenges, and successes of service members, veterans, and their families; and
  • Connecting veterans with valuable resources.

You can listen to Wreaths Across America Radio’s 24/7 internet stream anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app, Audacy app, TuneIn app or on www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio

This is the sixth show in this series, the roundtables air on Wreaths Across America Radio at least quarterly. All roundtables air exclusively on Wreaths Across America Radio.

About Wreaths Across America Radio
Wreaths Across America Radio is a 24/7 internet stream. Its unique format provides informative and inspirational content about members of the United States Armed Forces, their families, military veterans, and volunteers across the country and abroad who support the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. . In addition to inspirational content, Wreaths Across America Radio plays a variety of music with roots firmly in patriotism and a country music thread that runs through the heart of the stream. Wreaths Across America Radio offers a live morning show every weekday morning starting at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. the East, as well as a variety of special programs that support the mission.

Listen live at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio and, more recently, through the iHeart Radio app, or download it from the App Store or Google!

About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission – to remember, honor, teach – is accomplished in part each year by coordinating December wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington, as well as thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations around the 50 States and beyond.

For more information or to sponsor a wreath, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

**NOTES TO MEDIA AND PRESS MATERIALS***

Moderators Karen Worcester and Joe Reagan will be available for interviews prior to each event. Recorded presentations will be available for broadcast and distribution after each event.

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Karen WorcesterExecutive Director, Wreaths Across America
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Joe Reagan, Director of Military and Veteran Outreach, Wreaths Across America and U.S. Army Veteran
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