St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040

Hi Stronger Together folks,

This week’s video is about a retired military veteran helping other veterans through art therapy. (Thanks, Brian, for the video!)

She talks about the difficulty of leaving military life and adjusting back to civilian life. For many veterans the expression of feelings, pain, and vulnerability has been greatly discouraged, leading to isolation and in some cases substance abuse. By encouraging non-verbal expression through hands-on making (with or without any art skills) she has helped some veterans find the adjustment more tolerable.

She also talks about creating one’s own “Mental Health Care Kit” for coping with stress, change, and loss.

Today’s warmup question: If you could add a room to your home that was for a specific, just-for-you purpose, what would you use it for and what would you put in there?

See you at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6!