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Veteran unemployment in America is  at a historical low, reaching only 2.7%  against an average of 4% for the general population. This optimistic outlook is encouraging more and more vets to find a job in the civilian sphere. However, for some, labor reintegration is challenging. While serving in the Armed Forces,  you develop extremely valuable skills , but at the same time many bring home the scars of war - both emotional...
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....
Image: Lemon balm tree Serving as a veteran can have long-term consequences for one’s physical and mental health, with Dr. Stephen Hunt of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post Deployment Integrative Care Initiative noting that “folks returning from combat have a constellation of health challenges , including physical issues, psychological issues and psychosocial issues concerning things like work and family."...