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Art for Healing

by MaryTherese Griffin

ARLINGTON, Va. – An art exhibit can be many things to many people – different styles and tastes that will hopefully render an artist a success. Success in this case is the courage exhibited by Sgt. Neil Kurtys.

Mental illness is the white elephant in the room that is difficult to talk about. So instead of talking, for now, let’s at least look at it.

The art work in this story is Sgt. Kurtys who is currently assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C. He suffers from a major depressive disorder with psychotic features, which he explains simply as, “I hear and see things that aren’t real while also suffering from depression.”

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