VA seminar PTSD clergy http://apr.org en VA Helping Ala Clergy Learn About PTSD http://apr.org/post/va-helping-ala-clergy-learn-about-ptsd <P>The federal government is helping Alabama pastors learn how to assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.</P> <DIV> <P>The Veterans Affairs Medical Center is Tuscaloosa is offering a seminar this week to educate pastors, priests and other church leaders about PTSD and depression.</P> <P>VA chaplain John Bailey says research shows that almost half of veterans will turn to a member of the clergy first before they seek out a mental health provider.</P> <P>Bailey says the agency is trying to help clergy members deal with issues affecting veterans. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:45:26 +0000 The Associated Press 27703 at http://apr.org VA Helping Ala Clergy Learn About PTSD