Simmons to Host Lecture on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
COOPERSBURG – State Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) today announced that he is hosting a lecture on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other veteran-related issues on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6-7 p.m.

The event will be held at the Family Life Fellowship Church Community Building (former Coopersburg VFW building),211 E. Fairmount St. in Coopersburg. There is no admission fee to attend the lecture, which is open to all members of the community.

Simmons has invited award-winning author and Vietnam veteran Clyde Hoch of Pennsburg to lead the discussion. Hoch has lived with PTSD most of his life and wrote the book “God Help Me!” to assist other veterans like him cope with the condition, which is the result of exposure to any psychological trauma. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety.

“I encourage any of our local veterans who may be suffering from PTSD and their family members to join us,” said Simmons. “Clyde Hoch is a dynamic speaker who will provide some insight based on his own experiences and answer any questions the audience may have about PTSD and how to get help.”

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Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
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