'I'm an Artist': How Creativity Heals Trauma


Jessica Petrikowksi's life hasn't been easy, but her love for painting has helped her overcome the trauma. Watch this video to hear her explain how the teachers and youth workers at A Reason To Survive, or ARTS, in San Diego helped her express herself and find a new positive self-identity.

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