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Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities, and compelling stories of courage and accomplishment.

Public media tells those stories so community members can better understand the veteran experience. And, through Veterans Coming Home, public media supports and engages veterans as they transition to civilian life.

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Combat Veteran Josh Bleill finds peace in the art therapy process of dance despite losing both his legs in Fallujah.

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Art and Art Therapy Resources – Around Indianapolis

Art of the Soul Studio 6350 N. Shadeland Ave. Ste 3. Indianapolis, IN 46220 www.artofthesoulstudio.com Kristi Gmutza, ATR-BC Art 4…(more)

Veterans Antiquities

Veterans Antiquities is the first company spawned by Veterans In Action (VIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating businesses run…(more)

Elder Heart

Elder Heart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise…(more)

Art 4 Healing – Women’s Art Therapy Group

Women Veterans Art Therapy Group Women veterans will have the opportunity to use art to explore thoughts, feelings and behavior…(more)


Featured Local Stories

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Veterans Coming Home: Healing Arts

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    This 30-minute WFYI documentary tells the inspiring stories of local veterans who are using art to help transform their war experiences into hope and healing. Josh Bleill lost both of his legs in Fallujah, but finds great peace in his art therapy experience of dancing. Andrew Schnieders' drawings helped him better understand his feelings. In this special, you will also meet a scientist who is exploring the science behind art therapy. And you’ll see how veterans are transforming their uniforms into art paper. This project is in partnership with Herron School of Art and Design and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

Josh Bleill Profile

Josh Bleill Profile

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Combat Veteran Josh Bleill finds peace in the art therapy process of dance despite losing both his legs in Fallujah.

Andrew Schnieders Profile

Andrew Schnieders Profile

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After returning from 13 months in Iraq, Staff Sgt. Andrews Schnieders, navigates through emotional trauma by drawing.

Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. Profile

Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. Profile

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Neuroscientist Lukasz Konopka, Ph.D. explores the science behind art therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD and tramatic brain injury.

Coming Home Donna Engeman | KLRN

Army wife Donna Engeman shares the story of the day her life changed forever and how she found her voice.

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Vet Centers

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families. Use this search to find a Vet Center near you.

Make the Connection-Family & Relationships

See veterans and their families sharing stories about how they helped and supported each other and find resources related to symptoms and conditions veterans may be experiencing.

Veterans Crisis Line

Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

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365 days a year.

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Invisible War

The Invisible War

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The Invisible War exposes one of the United States's most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.      

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Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

Vet to Vet: Jenn | Wisconsin Public Television

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"I think part of the reason why I wanted to be a therapist was because I wanted answers. I wanted to fix myself and I wanted to fix everybody else but I needed the answers. And I wanted the quick-fix way of how to do it and I just thought maybe if I read enough books I could find the answers. And that’s not true at all."

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NPR America's Women Warriors

NPR Series – America’s Women Warriors

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A six-part NPR series on women in the military; from MST to combat to transitioning home. This series specifically focuses on the unique challenges women face in the military.

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Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) and her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L)

StoryCorps – Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar

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Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar (R) was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui (L), about one of the hardest things she had to do while overseas. MaCherie is an Air Force reservist and lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is hoping to retire from the Air Force this year because of PTSD.

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Sharaya Martin - Volunteer To Serve | WHRO

Sharaya Martin is one of thousands of veterans who has successfully transitioned from serving her country to serving her community as a volunteer. For so many veterans, the mission to improve the lives of others continues each and everyday through volunteering.

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Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits information, and more.

National Resource Directory

The NRD has information about thousands of services and organizations that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions in their communities.

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365 days a year.

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