Post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans topic of Saturday forum

A panel discussion and luncheon are being organized by Cloverdale-Langley City federal Liberals.

  • Jan. 14, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Joyce Murray. MP for Vancouver Quadra and Liberal critic for National Defence and Western Diversification, along with several experts, will discuss post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other veterans’ issues with Langley and Surrey residents on Saturday (Jan. 17) in Cloverdale.

Members of the public are invited to attend and learn more about PTSD and the obligation Canada has to its armed forces, peacekeepers, their families and first responders.

A panel discussion and luncheon are planned.

Moderator will be John Aldag, the Liberal candidate in the new riding of Cloverdale-Langley City.

The lunch portion of the event will start at 11 a.m., with the panel discussion to follow, starting at 12:45 p.m.

Tickets for the lunch are $25 each, and the panel discussion is free. Those interested in attending one or both parts of the event can register at

The panel will discuss research which is being done into PTSD in B.C., what help is available to those who suffer from it and how to access assistance when needed.

The panel includes a PTSD sufferer, a psychiatrist and legal advocate for veterans.

The event will take place at Sunrise Banquet Centre,  5640 188 St., Surrey.

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