Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
Finding your inner strength in the wake of adversity
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee
11:00 am – Check-in
12:00 pm – Luncheon and Program
Join us for this educational women’s luncheon. Each year, this event features a relevant mental health and wellness topic that will provide you with expert advice and valuable tips that will inspire your mind long after the event has ended.
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For dietary restrictions, please contact Laura Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-646-1343. All guests will receive the regular entrée selection unless notified by Friday, May 4.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Finding your inner strength in the wake of adversity
Kristy Furlong, PTSD and Eating Disorder Survivor
“I know that every day I have the ability to wake up and make the choice to make it a good day. I now understand that there is more to life than to just survive.”
Kristy began downhill ski racing when she was just five years old. Then, at the young age of 10, she packed up her skis and headed to a training facility out west with the dream of making it to the Olympics
Away from home for weeks on end, her coaches became her family…especially one. Kristy trusted him completely, which is why it never occurred to her that he did not have her best interest at heart.
For the next two years, Kristy lived under his abuse in secrecy. Then one day, she couldn’t take it anymore. She went home, but she brought with her the pain and destructive behaviors that would plague her for the next 12 years of her life. Read more >>
Kristy proudly stands in front of the mountain she trained on after completing the final step in her treatment process: going back to confront her traumatic event head-on. For the first time in 12 years, she is free to live!
Chad Wetterneck, PhD
How can you tell if someone you love has PTSD? This question and many more will be addressed as Dr. Wetterneck helps us understand the warning signs, symptoms, and characteristics of this debilitating mental health condition as well as how to treat it.
Dr. Wetterneck is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a special focus on caring
for victims of interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual and/or physical assault), vehicular and industrial accidents, and environmental disasters.
Fitzsimonds Charitable Trust
Bernadette Furlong State Farm Agency
Ellenbecker Investment Group, Inc.
Spiritual Care Match In Memory of Carol Jefferies
Pam and Joe DeRosa
Lakeland Supply, Inc.
Pat’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Power Test, Inc.
Rogers Memorial Hospital Medical Staff
Linda Bader | Furlong Industrial Systems | J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Elizabeth Gottsacker | Sally Klingler | M&M Office Interiors, Inc.
MSI General Corporation | Professional Consultants, Inc.
Rock River Ranch | Walsh Masonry, Inc.
Women’s Gathering Committee
Lisa Blazek | Karen Bruno | Elizabeth Erickson | Bernie Furlong
Kristy Furlong | Jessica Furlong-Bell | Melanie Hammer
Kelly Frank Kemnitz | Tracy Sabol | Carolyn Taylor | Amanda Vogt