Our country's heroes place themselves in life and death situations to preserve our freedoms. Veterans and Hearts goal is to start the healing process through art. Collectively we can assist in the transition of Military Veterans back into the community successfully. One stroke of a paint brush, or one note of an instrument at a time.
According to the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), art therapy is the use of art creation as a form of psychotherapy for people experiencing trauma or illness, seeking personal development, or struggling to deal with the day-to-day act of living. Through the act of creating art and thinking about the process and medium, people are able to develop skills that increase cognitive ability, increase awareness of self and others, and help them cope with the distressing symptoms of limitations imposed by disability or disease. The primary purpose of art therapy is to help Veterans heal their mental and emotional wounds.
Winston Churchill named his manic depression the “Black Dog.” Nevertheless, through art he found peace within himself and the world around.Learn More About Winston Churchill
V&H used the primary figure like military officer and prime minister Winston Churchill to validate the power of art therapy. Mr. Churchill struggled with alcoholism and depression.
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