Riding My Way Back

Riding My Way Back

Department of Psychiatry

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30pm

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Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. Riding My Way Back is a story about Aaron’s recovery by way of an innovative PTSD treatment-therapy: equitreatment. The free screening is at Miller Theater this Friday, November 14th, 5:30-7:30pm. After the film, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A and panel discussion with:

Dr. Prudence Fisher - Resarcher and Panel Moderator
Aaron Heliker - SSGT. U.S. Airforce, Ret.
Mindy Fisher - Certified PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Dr. Yuval Neria - Director, Trauma and PTSD Program at Columbia
Dr. David Shaffer - Suicide Prevention Expert
Peter Rosenbaum - Co-Director

Riding My Way Back’s Co-Director, Robin Fryday, is also the Director of the 2012 Academy Award Nominated Documentary Short, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement. The Directors will be attending the screening, as well as the soldier whose story the film follows.

Additional Information

Please visit www.ridingmywayback.com for more information on the film and the Riding My Way Back Film Project. For general questions, please contact Etan Fraser (ezf2102@columbia.edu). For PR inquiries, please contact Rachel Yarmolinsky (Yarmoli@nyspi.columbia.edu).