Ulysses, Home -- A Panel Discussion on PTSD
In preparation for the January world premiere of Anthony Brandt and Neena Beber's chamber opera "Ulysses, Home" about a soldier's return to his wife, The Jung Center of Houston and Musiqa are presenting a free panel discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that affects a quarter of a million veterans.
Panelists will include Anthony Brandt, composer and Artistic Director of Musiqa; Vince Bryant, Marine Veteran and Peer Support Specialist at the Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center; Dr. Laura Marsh, head of Psychiatry at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; and Tony Solomon, Program Director of the Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative at Mental Health of America of Greater Houston.
The panel will discuss the causes and symptoms of PTSD; recognizing the symptoms as well as current treatment options and outcomes; followed by a time for Q&A. Composer Anthony Brandt will then discuss how his chamber opera deals with the challenges of PTSD.
The panel as well as underwriting for discounted tickets for veterans and their families to attend the January 10, 2015 premiere of "Ulysses, Home" is partially funded by an Arts Respond grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
For more information or to reserve seat, call 713.524.8253.