Veteran walks across USA for PTSD, Hermann VFW to host Q & A on Feb 21st

Veteran, Stephen Meyers will begin a 6,000+ mile trek across the country on February 15th

at the iconic WWI Museum Tower in Kansas City, Missouri. The ten months walk across the

country for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) will end in San Diego, California before

Thanksgiving. He plans to walk 25+ miles a day through 20 states. Along the way he will speak

with veterans, first responders (Police, Fire, Ambulance), and medical professionals about PTSD

and suicide. He hopes his words and actions will create ripples of hope that help people help

themselves and their loved ones. “People want to talk to someone who has answers to the

questions they have asked a thousand times.”

As a community service-oriented veteran, he is searching for partners and volunteers who want

to help their community. “I want to spread a message of hope to those suffering in silence.” He

intends to reach out to Chambers of Commerce, Veterans groups, and churches along the

route. “People should hear they are not forever damaged by PTSD; they need to know they can

overcome it.” He plans to talk to veterans about some of the more recent options available to

help them provided by the VA (Veterans Affairs).

Stephen Meyers is a retired U.S. Army Soldier and veteran of the wars in Iraq (2005-2007) and

Afghanistan (2013). He suffered in silence with PTSD for years before getting help. He struggled

with survivor’s guilt, has had the thousand-yard stare, and the death wish. He has endured

flashbacks, and blackouts. He still wishes he could go back in time and save some good people.