“Music reaches the depths of our being – and when our connection to self has been damaged by trauma and loss – music can be a powerful tool to revive us. This film shows how well music, especially live performances, provides a vital connection to self and others and through that connection a chance to recover and heal.”

— Concetta M. Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT
Institute for Music & Neurologic Function

An inspiring 30-minute documentary by Susan Rockefeller,
offers civilians insight into the trauma of war and the challenges
of returning home and re-entering “reality.”

Striking a Chord: Instruments of Healing shows how veterans with PTSD are finding their way back to themselves through music and art. Soldiers learn that, for those who can find the courage to speak their truths, there are unexpected paths to healing.

Veterans are twice as likely as civilians
to commit suicide.

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit our Veterans Resources page for more information