The Hamilton County Veterans organization has rescheduled its Ladder UPP Workshop to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Fishers American Legion, 9091 E. 126th St. The program is a workshop for the anyone who wants to learn more about helping veterans who are struggling to make the transition home.
“It is a program that has been presented to our military, veterans and first responders across the country and it works,” said Hamilton County veteran Bill Doss. “Mr. Silouan Green was a Marine who struggled with his own demons after being injured in the war and he used these steps to help him adjust to being home. Over the years he has honed this program, ‘The Ladder UPP,’ and now teaches our young men and women how to adjust and live a more productive life.”
Doss said the program also will feature special guest speaker, Dr. Donna Lazarick from the Richard Roudebush VA Hospital. Lazarick has been treating trauma clients for more than 25 years and military and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury for six years.
“She will be able to help you better understand what PTSD is and how one would be able to get signed up for treatment with the VA,” Doss said.
Doss said an average of 22 veterans die each day as a result of suicide and hopes the workshop can start making a difference for local veterans.
“This is an epidemic that we all must work together to help guide our veterans out of the dark,” he said. “If you know of a veteran who is struggling or hear of a family member who could use this workshop, please have them call 776-9610 and reserve their seat.”
Doss said the workshop is free to the first 50 reservations and $12 for others to pay for the workbook.