The Veteran Art Connection is the place where healing meets entrepreneurship. Veterans often experience a mix of emotions when they come home from deployment. Acclimation to civilian life is difficult, especially considering many of them bring home a delicate baggage from their time overseas. PTSD – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – is a disorder that can develop when a person has witnessed and survived something shocking, devastating or traumatic. There are a wide variety of treatment options available for PTSD patients. One of the most effective treatments is art therapy. Art therapy allows veterans to express themselves and the trauma they have survived without putting words to the events.
MilitaryConnection.com has partnered with Visions for Vets to bring this healing collaborative project to the public and turn personal statements into entrepreneurial masterpieces. We are proud to launch Veteran Art Connection, the online gallery that will feature the products of art therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related injuries and ailments. The results of art therapy are as varied as the stories of the veterans who created them.
Art therapy as a means of healing from trauma has proven success. In addition to finding relief from PTSD and other invisible disabilities, art therapy increases self-awareness, boosts, self-esteem, reduces tension and anxiety and can help alleviate physical pains. PTSD is just one of many lifelong disabilities that face the men and women who serve in the armed forces. Combat Veterans often face difficulties maintaining gainful employment when acclimating to civilian life in addition to battling their disabilities.
About Military Connection
MilitaryConnection.com, the “Go-To” site for Veterans, brings you the Veteran Art Connection, where disabled Veterans can turn their life-altering art therapy into a potential revenue stream for the future. Veteran Art Connection proceeds will go primarily to the artist. MilitaryConnection.com believes in the power of art therapy and is giving 10% off all proceeds to groups like Visions for Vets in St. Louis, Missouri, that actively support healing through Art Therapy.