Media Advisory: IAVA and Councilmember Ulrich declare June 10 as PTSD Awareness Day

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NEW YORK (June 9, 2015) – City Council Member Eric A. Ulrich (R-Queens), Chair of the Council Veterans Committee, IAVA and the veterans community will host a press conference on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 12pm to declare June 10 as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day in New York City.

What: Rally/Press Conference declaring June 10 as PTSD Awareness Day

Who: Council Member Eric Ulrich, Chair of Council’s Veterans Committee, members of the Council’s Veterans Committee, MOVA Commissioner Loree Sutton, MD Brigadier General, Thomas Mahany (Honor for All), Anthony Pike (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America), Craig Vandergoot (NYU Langone Military Families Clinic), Scott Thompson (Mental Health Association of NYC), and other members of the veterans community.

Where: Steps of City Hall, Downtown Manhattan

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12pm

Note to media: Email or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 8,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.