Balck & White sketch of masks with building entrance in the background.

The National Endowment for the Arts’ partnership with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center explores how creative arts therapy and arts engagement programs can improve health and well-being in military healthcare settings. At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Maryland, visual, music and writing therapy is offering patients new ways to process their combat experiences and their emotions.  The masks depicted here were created by service members during their participation in the program.