Updated: Sep 27, 2020
by Luke Little
PTSD and Anxiety Awareness will be coming to Minarets on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 through the organization of senior Alexandria Corkins. Corkins explained that she chose this topic and event for her SLE because “my whole family suffers from both PTSD and anxiety and I wanted people to feel comfortable with the idea that mental health is a serious topic.”
On Nov. 1, Sarah Rose is coming to the school to do in-depth training with K-9’s and to talk about service dogs and the type of benefits they can have for anxiety and PTSD. Sarah Rose is the founder of PRK9 (Precision River K9) and is the lead trainer. She has worked with dogs for over 20 years with many certifications like AKC, Therapy, service, veterinary technician, and more. Sarah Rose will explain the types of effects the dogs can have and how exactly they help people affected by these issues. She will be bringing some trained dogs to demonstrate with people and to have examples of service dog examples you can see in person.
The second part of this event, on Nov. 8, Jolinda Thomas is coming to the school to do a more in-depth presentation on the subject of PTSD and anxiety and explain the subjects. Jolinda Thomas works at Cornerstone in Oakhurst. She is the clinical director there and has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She specials in many different subjects. This event will also take place in room 303, as well.
Corkins hopes that her SLE will help those suffering from PTSD and anxiety while also encouraging people to talk about mental health.
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