How Art Can Help Veterans Live A Better Life After PTSD

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Since 2001, approximately 2.6 million American service members were deployed to serve in the military. Research from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs of suggests that 18% of veterans from recent deployment return home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD. As a result, the intense feelings of fear, depression, and nightmares affect their daily lives after duty. That is where Art therapy comes in.

Sanford “Sandy” Bier, a former Army medic during the Korean War, mentions how he drew whimsical cartoons to depict the life of his comrades. Now 92, Bier inked

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