Just Kickin it with PTSD
Organized by: Malena Applewhite
"Just Kickin with PTSD" is a Kickball tournament setup to help those battling with this disorder. Our goal is to symbolize kicking out anxiety and depression that plague this disorder. After leaving the military with a diagnosis of PTSD, I struggled significantly trying to run away from what the doctors diagnosed me with. It wasn't until I hit a really bad low and was barely functioning that I realized I needed help. It was very hard reaching out to people who didn't understand what I was going through. I then began to retreat in to my depression. Life didn't began until I learned I had to combine the woman that I was, and now the woman I am. It was time to walk in my truth. This event is designed to educate the public on how serious this disorder is, but also help erase the stigma and judgement from others. There will also be an obstacle course anyone can complete, to support someone battling with this disorder or support the event. It is now time for us to unite together and help educate, motivate and reevaluate how the world views PTSD! So who will you support?