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PTSD topic of Hire Up presentation April 1

March 17, 2016

Post-traumatic stress disorder is more common than many people think.

Learning best practices to assist workers and college students with PTSD will be the topic of the next Hire Up presentation from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 1, in the Northwoods Center at Nicolet College.

Participants will learn how the disorder affects individuals and their families, how to recognize PTSD, and treatment options for those with the mental health illness.

Jessica Schiek, a licensed professional counselor with Ministry Health Care in Rhinelander, will lead the presentation Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace and the Classroom.

Studies have shown that about 30 percent of the men and women who have spent time in a war zone will experience PTSD and an estimated 7.8 percent of all Americans will get the disorder at some point in their lives.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will start with check-in from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the presentation from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and conclude with a question and answer session from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

While geared toward employers and those working in higher education, the event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register online by March 28 by clicking here. nicoletcollege.edu/hireup.

For more information, contact Nicolet College at (715) 365-4905.