American Veterans

American Veterans Groups

In 2018, Jannie Rawlinson was approached by the Arizona Veterans Group via their representative, Gary Godwin.

Gary was seeking out radio shows that would fit with the USA’s Music Therapy Programme which has become a key part of wider veteran rehabilitation activities.

Veteran groups across California, Nevada, New Mexico, Illinois, New York and Wyoming, as well as the Arizona Veterans, are benefitting from programmes which use music as a form of comfort and therapy.

The programmes are designed to counter some of the lasting effects of war by supporting veterans’ mental health and providing an intervention that contributes towards reducing the risk of suicide.

Longer term it is hoped that this programme will be rolled out across more US states and potentially extended to the UK.