Breaking The Silence on Veteran PTSD & Mental Health | Ep.162 “Walk With Frank” Q&A

Breaking The Silence on Veteran PTSD & Mental Health | Ep.162 “Walk With Frank” Q&A

Breaking The Silence on Veteran PTSD & Mental Health | Ep.162 “Walk With Frank” Q&A 150 150 OnTheStacks

This week’s OnTheStacks episode is a previously live Q&A that Bill moderated at the F.M. Kirby Center following the showing of the Documentary film, “Walk With Frank.” The Q&A features film subject & Vietnam War Veteran, Frank Romeo, and filmmakers & co-owners of Mayers Films, Matt & Ryan Mayers.


At 70 years old, Frank walked across the entire state of New York to raise awareness for PTSD & mental health. This is his story.


Walk With Frank is a film about self discovery, mental health, and one man’s journey towards understanding and embracing his own PTSD. In the Q&A we discuss the Impact the film has had on Frank’s life, the ongoing struggles veterans face, and ways we can keep the conversation going to end the stigma of mental health and to inspire others to open up about their own mental illness.


Warning: this episode contains some pretty heavy subject matter including PTSD and suicide, so listener & viewer discretion is advised.


(0:00) — Introduction

(12:12) — Bridging the Gap Between Veterans & Non Veterans

(17:25) — Art Therapy

(30:06) — Impact of Documentary on Frank’s Life

(33:36) — Audience Member Questions

(40:48) — Walking Across Entire State of New York

(46:43) — Ways You Can Support Veteran PTSD

(48:10) — Thank You, Social Media, YouTube, Spotify & Apple




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