Veteran Walking Across USA for PTSD in Effingham February 28 at Library


Published on February 17 2020 10:18 am
Last Updated on February 17 2020 10:20 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library will host retired U.S. Army Soldier Stephen Meyers as he walks across the USA for PTSD from 11 to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 in the Workman Room.

A veteran of the wars in Iraq (2005-2007) and Afghanistan (2013), Meyers' goal is to help those suffering in silence with PTSD. On this walk, Meyers especially seeks to talk with veterans and first-responders and those who care for them. As he explains: “It is easier talking with someone who has been through similar experiences.”

Meyers first realized that he had PTSD in 2007, but didn’t receive treatment until 2015. He shares: “Untreated wounds fester and become bigger problems later. Have courage and treat them when they are small and easily managed.”

Go online to or call 217-342-2464 x. 1 to register to attend this free event.

For more information, contact Catherine Bailey, Programming Outreach Manager at 217-342-2464 or