A Veterans Struggle

The Concept:
Create a digital art piece that translates a conceptual idea into a 90 second sound and video clip that engages the audience, is transformative, and tells a story. My piece takes the audience into the mind of a combat veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a combat veteran, I know firsthand the physical and mental stresses of combat and the lasting effects these stresses have. With hundreds of thousands of veterans suffering from PTSD in the US, raising awareness of this growing problem is vital to the long-term health of our warriors. Approximately 20-25 veterans commit suicide every day, oftentimes these suicides are due to a lack of medical, mental health, and financial stability. Additionally, increasing government mandates make it more difficult for veterans to receive help and compensation, therefore, adding to the problem. My goal for this piece is to provide insight into some of the physical and mental struggles of a combat veteran and to help raise awareness of this ever-increasing problem.

Source: Youtube