Breaking down barriers
Rick from Heroes' Voices has been coming to lead music groups in our inpatient mental health unit weekly for the past year and it’s been a delight working with him!
Veterans have brought up his group in our focus group several times as one of the best things we’re doing in the unit.
I have personally watched veterans who are depressed and speak very minimally and don’t participate in other groups in the unit, come to the group and burst into song.
In between songs and after the group, it’s great to see them chatting with other veterans. Music is so powerful in breaking down barriers!
Inpatient Coordinator, Acute Recovery Center , San Francisco VA Medical Center
- Music and poetry workshops for veterans at VA facilities and in the community.
- Free guitars, free harmonicas, and free music lessons to veterans in need.
- Music performances in closed hospital wards and hospices at VA centers.
- Research to help us understand how to best use music therapy to help veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
- Administrative overhead. While our operating expenses are extremely low at about XX%, there are some unavoidable costs.
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