Festival promotes hope for those affected by PTSD Posted in: Lifestyle A festival hosted by the Community Gardens in Bastrop on Saturday, November 14 helped raise money and spread awareness of the struggles facing combat veterans and first responders. Hope Fest was a festival benefiting Camp Hope and the central Texas chapter of the PTSD Foundation of America. PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, which often occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying event and can cause flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. The festival featured activities, veteran-owned vendors and live music, including the band Amy N Me from the Texas Country Music Association. “We save veterans’ lives,” said Michael Carson, the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!