In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and the Veterans Health Administration Recreation Therapy Service hosted a symposium on arts, health, and well-being.

Care providers and staff gathered to share strong practices and learn about the positive effects of these complementary approaches on the experience of care from Veterans and each other. Discovering Arts and Healing at VA shares these Veteran stories and explores the impact art therapy has had on their lives, as well as how VA is working with Veterans, the community, and providers to implement complementary approaches to care for Veterans.