Mountain Mamas Music Monday - in gratitude and remembrance
Happy Veteran's Day!
I hope everyone will have the opportunity to remember and thank a veteran today. I know that I'm thinking of my young cousin, Caleb, who was taken from us too soon.
In honor of our veterans, I've included some stories below about the powerful work that music can have in their lives (and ours.)
Also, if anyone has a connection to any local veterans groups for women, we'd love to talk with them about hosting a Mountain Mamas camp for these ladies.
Things to read/watch
Songwriting With Soldiers highlights vets' musical abilities (Connecting Vets.com) (see the video on PBS)
After War, Three Chords and the Truth (NY Times)
When Music Becomes Medicine (OperationSong.org)
If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified Veterans Crisis Line responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This service is private, free, and available 24/7.
To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:
Call 800-273-8255, then select 1.
If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 800-799-4889.
You can also:
Go to the nearest emergency room.
Go directly to your nearest VA medical center. It doesn't matter what your discharge status is or if you're enrolled in VA health care. Find your nearest VA medical center
Call/chat with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Have a great week, everyone! Talk to you next week!