Army Staff Sgt. Perry Hopman Iraq 2006-08 Wearing his mask—half patriotic, half death’s-head—Hopman confronts the battery of medications he takes daily for blast-force injuries he sustained while treating soldiers as a flight medic. “I know my name, but I don’t know the man who used to back up that name … I never thought I would have to set a reminder to take a shower, you know. I’m 39 years old. I’ve got to set a reminder to take medicine, set a reminder to do anything… My daughter, she’s only four, so this is the only dad she’s ever known, whereas my son knew me before.”
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Art Therapy is often paired with Child Life services as an option for self-expression and way to communicate feelings. There can often be little words just mutual undersatnding and a powerful connect through art. You can read more about veterans and art therapy through National Geographic feature article.