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Help Veterans with PTSD Get Beyond the Battlefield
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Across our country, more than 450,000 American veterans have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For these brave men and women, every day is a struggle, and for some of them, conventional therapy is not effective helping them reintegrate into civilian life. That's where we come in.

The Ars Bellum Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with vets with PTSD through clinical art therapy based on a model developed at Walter Reed Hospital. Art therapy gives vets a way to cope with the trauma they experienced on the battlefield in a way proven to reduce many of the worst symptoms of PTSD: nightmares, depression, and anxiety attacks.

Now we are opening our first full art therapy studio in St. Paul, MN, and we need your help. Although many people are generously donating their time, we need your help to raise money for start-up costs and expenses. We need your help to pay for art therapists' time and expenses, so our veterans don't have to go through long waits at the VA to get the help they need. Just $40 will help a veteran through one art-therapy session. $320 will pay for a full, eight-week course with both the veteran and his or her family to bring them together to overcome the trauma of PTSD. With your help, we can all work together to help our veterans recover and begin to get their lives back.

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"Untold Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan" is an anthology of gripping stories from our troops in combat, presented in graphic novel style by acclaimed Journal of Military Experience sketch artist, Clayton Murwin.
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