About Us

The Problems We Address

At Bullets and Bandaids, we address a multitude of issues faced by veterans, including social isolation, mental health challenges, societal stigmatization, and the lack of platforms for their voices to be heard. We tackle these problems through our innovative approach of collaborative storytelling and artwork.

  • Social Isolation: Veterans often struggle with feelings of isolation and disconnection from civilian life. Through our program, we provide a platform for veterans to share their stories and connect with others who may have had similar experiences. By fostering a sense of community and understanding, we combat social isolation and promote a sense of belonging.

  • Mental Health Challenges: Many veterans grapple with mental health issues such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Our program encourages veterans to share their experiences in a supportive environment, allowing them to confront and process their emotions. Additionally, the act of storytelling and artistic expression can serve as a therapeutic outlet, promoting healing and resilience.

  • Societal Stigmatization: Veterans often face societal stigmatization and misconceptions surrounding their experiences. Through the power of storytelling and art, we challenge these stereotypes and humanize the veteran experience. By amplifying the voices of veterans and showcasing their diverse stories, we strive to break down barriers and foster empathy and understanding.

  • Lack of Platforms: Many veterans lack platforms to share their stories and experiences with a wider audience. Our program provides veterans with a creative outlet to express themselves and ensures that their voices are heard and valued. Through collaborative storytelling and artwork, we amplify the voices of veterans and create opportunities for dialogue and connection.

Overall, our approach combines the therapeutic benefits of storytelling and art with the power of community-building to address the complex challenges faced by veterans and promote healing, understanding, and social change.

We don't just hope that our program will have an impact.
We know it does.

A few things we’ve already covered:

World War II • Korea • Vietnam • Persian Gulf • Afghanistan • Iraq • Syria • Guantanamo Bay • Sierra Leon

-Ranks from Private to Two-Star General. 

-A gamut of experience. Hope and despair, love and hate, victory and loss, regret and resignation, but as much as all of these, duty to oneself, to the world, to their respective religions, and the common thread that is our humanity

-Participants from 7 countries outside the US. 

We all have our stories, but what’s more, we celebrate the courage of those that share them.