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Soldiers In The Arts - Confronting post traumatic stress through improv

After 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and three tours of Afghanistan, Ryan Hawkyard was dealing with the effects of post traumatic stress.

A mental health professional recommended he try acting, and Hawkyard was quickly able to see benefits.

Now, he’s the coordinator for Soldiers in the arts, a program that brings veterans and their families together for improv workshops as a way to help them deal with traumatic stress and related issues.

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