"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds."
-Laurell K. Hamilton-
Blanket of Freedom (BOF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to providing services to combat veterans struggling with mental illness by providing an Expressive/Drama Therapeutic Intervention program which provides an alternative to traditional treatment programs. This approach can provide the context for participants to tell their stories, set goals and solve problems, express feelings, or achieve catharsis. Through drama, the depth and breadth of inner experience can be actively explored and interpersonal relationship skills can be enhanced. Participants can expand their repertoire of dramatic roles to find that their own life roles have been strengthened.
BOF was founded by LaShone Garth, a retired combat experienced Army officer who saw the need for additional treatment options for combat veterans that would not only provide a way to work through mental illness, but provide an expressive outlet that could possibly benefit others with shared experiences.
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