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Hugo P.

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Review for The ArtReach Foundation, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I served 8 years in the marine corps as an infantry man and did two combat tours in Iraq. Early in my second deployment to Iraq I was wounded by a suicide bomber attack. After returning from combat I was diagnosed with PTSD, traumatic brain injury among other injuries. After being found unfit for duty I completed many different types of traditional therapies which in my own personal experience were not very helpful. In my quest for true healing I found the ArtReach Foundation and I had the opportunity to experience their methods. I can honestly say that through the use of art, writing in the metaphor, music and movement I was able to release a lot of the things I would not dare talk about. Now that I am medically retired from the Marine Corps and benefiting from the ArtReach experience I continue to serve by being an ArtReach trainer and Veteran mentor.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a combat veteran diagnosed with PTSD I can release a lot of my stressors/traumas without having to talk about it in detail.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see this kind of methodology offered in all military installations as a way to help combat veterans cope with traumas.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & ArtReach trainer .