Guitars for Vets, Shreveport

Using the healing power of music to combat PTSD and other service related mental conditions.

The Shreveport Chapter of Guitars for Vets has an all-volunteer staff comprised entirely of Veterans from the Marine Corps, Navy, Army & Air Force, all of which are determined to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Veterans. Our mission is to share the healing power of Music with Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other mental health issues. We do this by providing 10

Operating as usual

01/21/2024

I think this speaks louder than I ever could and is all that needs to be said right now

01/21/2024

We just received our brand new pull up portable banner from Peg Andrae with Guitars For Vets headquarters and I wanted everyone to check it out
! It features some of our Graduates and some of our hard working Instructors!
As you may or may not know our Instructors volunteer their time, several hours a week, to teach private lessons and/or help with the evening jam session. They arrive for every class early and stay late as needed to get the job done! I just want to Thank each and everyone of them for the commitment they have made to the program. Thank you Mike, Danny, Tim, Jay, Jason, James and also our new Instructor Matthew! Thanks again Instructors!!
Please help me thank them by either commenting or liking this post please!
Also if you know a Vet in mental distress please make sure they receive immediate help!
Also contact me if you are a Vet and are interested in our program. [email protected]

12/19/2023

Last year, we had the honor of providing care packages for our currently serving Warriors who spent Christmas at Brentwood Hospital in Shreveport. This year, we're doing it again!

We need you to help make this happen.
- We are making 20 mental health care packages.
- These care packages will cost $100 each.
- They will include art supplies, journals, books, socks, toiletries, snacks, games, handwritten notes, and more.
- They will be delivered this weekend.

If you would like to donate $100 to sponsor the supplies for one package, you can do so today at everywarrior.org/give.

12/13/2023

The best music… is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. – Bruce Springsteen

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Calming Down Your Nervous System 12/11/2023

GENTLE, ATTENTIVE can sometimes feel like a burden when we’re and have a million other things to do, but ignoring our bodies’ signals can cause a whole different kind of chaos — and can even lead to disease.

Learn how affects the body and easy ways to and stop the cycle of nervous system .

Calming Down Your Nervous System ”Delaware, how often do you ignore sensations like fatigue, hunger, or thirst? Ignoring our nervous systems can decrease our sense of wellness. This week's article discusses how to reset our nervous systems. We hope you find this helpful and informative! Reading Time: 5 Minutes MWi Hacks: Find out...

12/07/2023

A day that will live in infamy!

12/06/2023

Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.
–Unknown

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What Keeps You Awake? 12/04/2023

What Keeps You Awake?

Do you think you got enough this past week?

Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling not needing caffeine?

If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no,’ you are not alone.

Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.

For those of us who do not have a , several factors cause .

They are often misinterpreted as .

What Keeps You Awake? ”Hawaii, can you pinpoint the reasons why you don't sleep well? This week's article lists some of the most common reasons for poor sleep, in addition to offering suggestions for better sleep. We hope you find this helpful! Reading Time: 9 Minutes MWi Hacks: Find out the three main behaviors that a...

Photos from Guitars for Vets, Shreveport's post 12/04/2023

Guitars for Vets, Shreveport and Danny Talley with Star Program Brentwood Hospital had a great time yesterday at Family Day at Camp Minden. We met some great people and we even got to share the spotlight with a kangaroo!

12/02/2023
11/30/2023

Thank you to Got Your Six Louisiana for choosing us as the guest of honor for VetFest 2023 and helping us combat with the of .

Your generous donation will allow us to send 10 through our program.

Photos from Guitars for Vets, Shreveport's post 11/30/2023

Please join us in our most recent graduates, both of whom served in the .

Mr. Van Zant and Reverend Smith.

Many thanks to our & who make our program possible.

Semper Marketing for always capturing these memories for our and Lowe-McFarlane Post No. 14 for giving us the space to conduct our classes and combat PTSD with the .

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Donations made to local guitar program for veterans 11/30/2023

Thank you to Got Your Six Louisiana for your generous donation, allowing us to send 10 through our program!

Donations made to local guitar program for veterans SHREVEPORT, La. - Our veterans sacrificed their lives for our freedom, but nearly one million veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

11/29/2023

"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife."

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Importance of Sleep in Pain Control 11/27/2023

is one of the most important things when it comes to managing .

Getting enough restful can help reduce inflammation, improve the body's ability to with pain, and contribute to overall physical and .

So, make sure to prioritize quality sleep to help manage your chronic pain!

Importance of Sleep in Pain Control ”Question: Sleeping with pain impacts my life. What can I do to sleep better? Reading time: 5 Minutes MWi Hack: Learn about the science of sleep, how sleep is connected to pain, and how to improve sleep as a way to lower pain levels. MWi Summary: Good sleep is a combination of quantity and quality...

11/22/2023

"Music has an infinite power to reach the gap between the heart and the soul to create infinite and ineffable joy."

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Photos from Guitars for Vets, Shreveport's post 11/21/2023

to our most recent Graduate, William (Bill) Hanson, a United States and former volunteer at the VA Hospital Stoner Hill.

Bill just completed 10 weeks of training and then received this Beautiful Pro 1 along with lots of other equipment including a guitar stand, books and a case!

Also a great music stand was donated by Tim Sloan and the good people at The Band House.

Presenting his guitar were Instructors Michael Delrie and Danny Talley!

Congrats Bill!!

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility 11/20/2023

Don’t let , , , or get in your way!

You don’t need to have full mobility to experience the of exercise.

If injury, disability, illness, or weight problems have limited your mobility, there are still plenty of ways you can use exercise to your , , and , enhance your , and improve your whole on life.

doesn’t mean you can’t exercise!

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility ”Massachusetts, is exercise difficult for you due to mobility issues or a previous injury? Physical limitations should not stop you from exercising! You can learn about modifications you can make to work around limited mobility. We hope you find this helpful! Reading time: 12 Minutes MWi Hacks: Le...

POST TRAUMATIC PURPOSE: LEADERSHIP, MENTAL WELLNESS & RESILIENCY 11/19/2023

Travis Howze is bringing to , and it's absolutely !

Post Traumatic is the Movement that brings to all Personnel, , , , , workers, and their family members through hard transparent reliability.

Not your typical check-in-the-box , Purpose is Real, Raw, Emotionally Energizing, and Highly Engaging.

It is designed to stimulate at the individual, professional, and family levels through , , , and .

When:
Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 9am - 12:30pm CST

Where:
Shreveport Convention Center

Post Traumatic Purpose is a FREE event, but seating is LIMITED!

There are less than 400 seats remaining, so reserve your seat TODAY!

POST TRAUMATIC PURPOSE: LEADERSHIP, MENTAL WELLNESS & RESILIENCY Post Traumatic Purpose is a FREE event, but seating is LIMITED! Reserve your seat TODAY!

11/15/2023

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. – Jimi Hendrix.

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11/13/2023

We had a great time at VetFest 2023!

Exercise Eases Symptoms of Anxiety 11/13/2023

Regular may help ease depression and anxiety by:

-Releasing feel-good , natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids), and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of .

-Taking your mind off worries so you can get away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed and .

Exercise Eases Symptoms of Anxiety ”Indiana, did you know stress and anxiety can be managed with exercise? This week's article explains this link more and also offers tips on how to keep a consistent exercise routine. We hope you find this helpful! Reading time: 5 Minutes MWi Hack: Learn how depression and anxiety symptoms can impr...

11/12/2023

A special Thanks to Danny Talley with the Star Progam, Tim Sloan of VetFest 2023 , Jason Baldwin and Michael Delrie for all the help with the Guitars For Vets Booth ! Could not have done it with out them! Also a Special Thanks to Danny's daughter Em for beautiful rendition of the National Anthem!

Photos from Guitars for Vets, Shreveport's post 11/12/2023

Thanks to all that came out and Supported Guitars for Vets, Shreveport at the VetFest 2023 event yesterday! And congratulations to Craig "Coach" Morgan for winning the Beautiful handmade US Flag donated by Lisa and Tripp of Jagged Edge Creations !
Also a special Thanks to Joy Lowe from East Texas Veterans Resource Center for their awesome donation to our Chapter!

11/10/2023

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