Veterans’ Experiences Expressed Through Art

As they work to help veterans get benefits, Jason, Travis and the entire Perkins Studdard team are learning more about the difficult issues veterans face once they return home from serving our country. Unfortunately, two of the conditions most often seen are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  It is often hard to truly grasp how these conditions affect those who have fought for our freedom.  Several soldiers suffering from PTSD and TBI made masks as part of an art therapy group at the National Intrepid Center for Excellence, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center60 Minutes recently did a story on this project and has posted pictures of some of the masks on CBS’s website.


Soldier Mask PTSD TBI
Credit: Chris Albert

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  These masks demonstrate the intense feelings and stigmas associated with PTSD and TBI, including pain, guilt, and shame. If you have a few minutes, take a look at the gallery of 13 masks. We found it very helpful in better understanding PTSD, TBI, and other serious issues affecting so many of our veterans who are returning from serving our country.

What if I have more questions about my VA claim?

I understand you want your VA claim to be done as quickly as possible. But remember the ultimate goal – to win your VA disability compensation claim.

You may eventually get there on your own, but it may be after a series of decisions by the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals. Sometimes claims are appealed and remanded several times, which can cause a claim to drag on for years. If you are interested in avoiding unnecessary delay in your claim and want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of success, it is probably a good idea for you to consult with an accredited veterans disability attorney.

We would be happy to talk to you. If you would like a free consultation with our Perkins Studdard veterans disability attorneys just click here or give us a call to begin the process.

Travis Studdard is an attorney who focuses on representing veterans in VA disability compensation claims.  He regularly writes about issues that are important to veterans and their families.
You can subscribe to his Veterans Disability channel on YouTube.

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