Lethbridge Military Museum unveils PTSD exhibit

Over the years we have learned so much about post-traumatic stress disorder and its impact on Canadians. A new traveling exhibit at the Lethbridge Military Museum hopes to showcase the importance of recognizing the horrible issues that Canadian soldiers throughout history had to deal with including PTSD. BCN’s Micah Quinn has that story.

Ray Romses, the chairperson for the Lethbridge Military Museum says the temporary exhibit is called Shell Shocked: The Long Road to Recovery, and it was loaned to the museum from The Canadian Centre for the Great War in Montreal. 

According to Anthony Lapthorn, the Battery Sergeant Major with the 20th Independent Field Battery, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. Lapthorn told us there are a wide variety of triggers when it comes to PTSD. 

Major Robert Mein, the Commanding Officer of the 20th Independent Field Battery says there are supports and programs for soldiers who are battling PTSD. 

 The Lethbridge Military Museum is open Wednesday’s from 12-4pm and the exhibit will be on display until October 4th. 

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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