Melissa Walker:
Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds

TEDMED 2015 · 9:48 · Filmed Nov 2015
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Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Walker describes how mask-making, in particular, allows afflicted servicemen and women reveal what haunts them — and, finally, start to let it go.

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Melissa Walker helps military service members recover from traumatic brain injury and mental illness. Full bio
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