PTSD and Vietnam Veterans; Destination Akron

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects about 8 million people in the United States, including many in the military, and while the mental health condition cannot be cured, it can be managed. On The Sound of Ideas, we’ll talk about the role Cleveland played in helping diagnose and treat PTSD thanks in part to research done in the 70s and 80s on Vietnam veterans. Then, we’ll hear about efforts in Akron to attract and retain talent by giving them a personalized tour of the Rubber City. Join us.



Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Many Vet Centers will be open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the nights that the Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, is airing on PBS. Vet Centers are open to combat Veterans and their loved ones. (   

Each location will be listed below and calls to the 1-877-WARVETS number will be transferred to the closest Vet Center. 

Maple Heights Vet Center

5310 ½ Warrensville Road

Maple Heights, OH 44137
1-877-WARVETS (9278387)

Parma Vet Center

5700 Pearl Road Suite 102
Parma, OH 44129
1-877-WARVETS (9278387)

Stark County Vet Center

601 Cleveland Ave N, Suite C
Canton, OH 44702
1-877-WARVETS (9278387)

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 


-Dr. Edgardo Padin, Phd, Retired Chief of Psychology Services, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

-Robert Croom, Peer Counselor, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

-Dr. Cindy Yamokoski, PhD, PTSD Program Manager, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

-Judge Michael Jackson, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

-Mark Scheffler, President, Leadership Akron

-Kyle Kutuchief, Akron Program Director, Knight Foundation

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