On the Town: Veterans suffering from PTSD get help from Wellness Works


Performing a relaxation exercise at Wellness Works are, from left, U.S. Army vets Clint Deacon and Adam Cloys. They are standing in front of a painting by U.S. Marine Corps vet Kenneth James. (Ruth Sowby Rands)

“Twenty-two veterans a day in the U.S. lose their lives to suicide,” said Rachel Warmack, administrator/director of Glendale-based Wellness Works, during a recent fundraising event. “That’s almost one an hour.”


To help address those numbers, Wellness Works has been providing free services to U.S. veterans in the community for 13 years. However, services such as mental-health therapy, art-oriented health classes, relaxation classes and acupuncture and acupressure treatments require fundraising. On Aug. 18, a breakfast fundraiser was held to generate money for and community awareness about the plight of vets who suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, or PTSD. Lisa Raggio, executive director of Wellness Works, said she expected the breakfast will raise about $500.


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