Thu, 16 July 2015
Dr. Kathy Platoni served as a U.S. Army psychologist for more than three decades, doing heavy lifting on behalf of the nation as an expert in combat stress control and war trauma. She served as a volunteer debriefer to the NYPD following the attacks of 9/11, and as an on-the-ground mental health professional for troops in two combat zones during multiple deployments.
She is a survivor of November 2009 Fort Hood Massacre, and has been an outspoken survivors' advocate since.
As a survivor of the Fort Hood Massacre herself, Dr. Platoni is an outspoken advocate of the declaration of the mass shooting as an act of terrorism. She believes that the wounded and their families should receive benefits long overdue those who continue to suffer from this act of war.
Dr. Kathy Platoni's mission is to assist those in her care to learn and master those skills and abilities that enable them to reduce their own suffering...from chronic pain, chronic and terminal illnesses, and from any degree of psychological injury and trauma.