Town Hall Meeting to Address PTSD

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A town hall meeting is taking place tonight for people who are experiencing post traumatic stress from the April 27th flyover of a plane used as Air Force one.

Linda Garcia-Rose says she had a panic attack when she saw the plane fly near buildings in Lower Manhattan. She decided to organize tonight's meeting after people lashed out at her for drawing a connection to 9-11.

GARCIA-ROSE: I got hate mail from people saying why are you still crying in your spilt milk? It clarified something to me that people think PTSD goes away. It doesn't go away.

Garcia-Rose is also a therapist who works with 9-11 survivors. She's compiling a list of free and low cost mental health care for people who feel traumatized by the April flyover.

Tonight's meeting is at 6 o'clock at The Regatta building at 21 West Thames Street in Lower Manhattan.

A White House official who authorized the photo-taking mission resigned after local and federal officials condemned it and said they were never notified.


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