Christopher Cilento

Military Branch:  Army

Types of Items/performance:  Photography, Film Making, Paint, Sculpture

How long have you been doing this?  4 years

How has this helped you as a veteran?  Making art is literally what keeps me alive.  It is a catharsis and an outlet for the dark memories that rumble about in my head.  When I am making art, I feel alive and part of the world.  It is very therapeutic for me and has helped me cope with PTSD.

If you could give one piece of advice to veterans who feel completely lost since being discharged what would it be? Find an active network of Veterans and get involved with them.  Do NOT just retreat.  Talk to them and listen to their advice. 

Where can people find you or your items?