Approximately 2.6 million United States service members were deployed to serve in the military from 2001 to 2011, during the period of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). And researcg suggests that 10–18% of veterans from those operations return home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Intense and debilitating fear, depression, negative moods, and nightmares interrupt their daily lives.
S T A T I S T I C
36% of young adults suffer from PTSD
70% of adults in the U.S have experienced a traumatic event 223.4 mil
20% of these people go on to develop PTSD 44.7 million
22 suicides commited by young veterans everyday, 3 times as likely to be a veteran under 30
52% of the country's 55 million users are millennials.
We want to create safe place for people who suffer from PTSD or mental health to relieve anxiety and stress with art therapy. Hosting a graffiti art therapy event will resognate deeply with our target demographic. It will shine light to a rather dark topic as well as create an outlet in a positive way.
A "safe-zone" is a place where you feel safe.