Carlsbad area event to use laughter to help lighten a veteran’s load

August 4, 2018 by  

Laughter can often prove to be helpful when it comes to coping with trauma, and a special event planned for the Carlsbad area will bring veterans together to support one another and have fun doing so.

According to the organizers of the Irreverent Warriors ‘Silkies Hike Oceanside’, the goal of the 22 km hike that will be undertaken by veterans as well as currently serving national guard, military members and reservists, is to help overcome the mental wounds they may be carrying. They will each wear 22 kilograms of gear, including a rucksack, combat boots and silkies, and while they are not permitted to be in the hike itself, the support of the civilian community is greatly appreciated.

The planners of the event went on to say that veterans often use humor to deal with difficult situations, and participating in an initiative like this can often prove to be very therapeutic. While they hike, the participants will be able to build a sense of camaraderie and show support for one another. Banner printing services for a day like this can be provided by an area printer.

The Silkies Hike Oceanside will be taking place on October 6th, and while it is free to take part, the suggested donation is $5 each. Anyone who would like to learn more about the event and how it helps vets coping with PTSD and other mental health issues can do so by visiting the event’s online listing.