Depicting the Invisible: Portrait of Sgt. Brian Torres with guest Stephen Bradford
Artist Susan J. Barron discusses her portrait of Sgt. Brian Torres with guest Stephen Bradford, also a veteran suffering from PTSD. Stephen shares his story of PTSD and multiple acts of suicide. He discusses how music saved him, and how he works to share the healing power of music with others. Then listen to the Stephen Bradford Band Live from Scottsdale, Az.
Meet the band:
U.S. Army, 1991-1999
2 Combat Tours (Gulf War)
Director/Founder "INSTRUMENTS 4 SUCCESS" Program
Karen Lopez, USMC
Guitar, Vocals & Songwriter
Dane A. Hill Sr.
Percussion, Rhythm Section
This episode deals with Veterans and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Veterans and service members can also be connected to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There's a Crisis Text Line at 741741. The Crisis Lines are free, always available, and confidential.
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Depicting The Invisible: A Portrait of Veterans Suffering from PTSD by artist Susan J. Barron is currently being displayed in Columbus at The National Veterans Memorial and Museum and The Hunter Museum of American Art