Veterans and PTSD concerns for the fourth of July

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT News)-- Thursday night Lincoln Park is having their annual fireworks display, which could be a problem for nearby veterans suffering from PTSD.

With the stadium and the hospital being so close to each other, the loud sound of the fireworks can cause post-traumatic stress for veterans.
Staff at the VA hospital says that they are well prepared for these kinds of situations and are ready to help those who are in need.

"We prepare the veterans at our in-patient units for the fact that the fireworks are happening, so they know it's happening and our staff knows it's happening. So we've been able to get through the fourth of July without a problem in the past," says the chief of mental health at the hospital, Carla Nappi.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of PTSD, the VA Hospital wants you to see them.
Also, feel free to reach out to the Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK

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