Writing is good therapy… very good therapy. Writing is known for being a good, safe and easily accessible way to process thoughts, feelings, ideas and trauma.
Seeing your work published can heal and build self-esteem.
It can mean so much to a veteran when a story, poem or artwork is published in Veterans’ Voices magazine, proving again that love (and writing) is still the best medicine. Veterans are looking for a helping hand like you to bolster their self-esteem and make them proud to have served our country. These veterans, whatever their disability, need to know that they are not forgotten. VVWP has gone to great lengths to instill in the hearts of veterans a pride of accomplishment, a reward for an endeavor well done. For many veterans, seeing their poetry, prose, and artwork in print is the boost that they need to help get over depression, emotional trauma or moral injury. More than one veteran has gone on to have a book published such as yours – and they still regularly contribute to the magazine. One of these veterans, Van Garner, was always encouraged when he saw his writing in print. Read his testimonial:
As a former mental patient, veteran Van Garner knows the value of a friend….. someone who is there in bad times as well as good times. Van believes, in a way, VVWP saved his life, lifted him up from the bottom when he needed it. “VVWP is that friend that guided me from the darkness of myself into a light of trust for tomorrow,” wrote Van. Every issue of Veterans’ Voices contains the writing and artwork of more than one hundred veterans from nearly every state. Manuscripts and letters from veterans express how thrilled they are to see their remembrances and compositions in print. You can help this long-standing American tradition to carry on by volunteering your time, your skill, and your energy to this most patriotic cause, the VVWP and Veterans’ Voices!
The continuation of VVWP through the 21st century depends on you!