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Israeli Idol Finalist Idan Amedi Live in Toronto Monday, May 14th

Peace of Mind Provides a Solution for IDF Combat Soldiers

By: Culture Staff

Published: May 11th, 2012 in Culture » Music » News

Israeli Idol Finalist Idan Amedi Live in Toronto Monday, May 14th

Every year, thousands of Israeli combat soldiers in their twenties are discharged from military service and are returned to civilian life. Despite their lengthy and arduous physical training, scant attention is paid to their psychological preparedness to cope with the aftermath of their traumatic experiences. Many witnessed terrible sights, made split-second, life and death decisions, or experienced the loss of a comrade and the ensuing grief and bereavement that followed.

Most combat soldiers display remarkable emotional resilience in the face of traumatic situations. However, when discharged from the army, after three years or more spent in a strict military framework, many feel overwhelmed by the decisions and demands of civilian life. They may develop symptoms ranging from difficulties with concentration, or sleep and memory disorders. Other manifestations include substance abuse, anger management, and symptoms which can lead to full-blown Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

On Monday, May 14th, Peace of Mind, The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, an organization committed to strengthening the emotional resilience of recently-discharged combat soldiers, is presenting Israeli Idol Finalist, Idan Amedi, live in concert at Thornhill’s Sephardic Kehilla Centre. Amedi recently appeared live on stage at Toronto’s Centre for the Arts as part of UJA Federation’s Special Evening with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

Funds raised by the event will go to support this vital endeavour.

For tickets, call Linoy Hazan at 416. 804. 0144.

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