Initiatives > Talking Service: A Reading & Discussion Program > Who Can Attend?

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This program is designed with veterans in mind, and is especially for post 9/11 Veterans. Discussing literature chosen for its special relevance to the lives of veterans can help individuals come to grips with some of their most deeply affecting experiences and concerns. While not intended as a form of therapy, Standing Down helps participants achieve a greater degree of objectivity, intellectual depth, and perspective in their outlook by focusing on the ideas of outstanding writers. The meaningful personal insights that result from participating in Standing Down come about through the social interaction of the group, working collaboratively to gain understanding, just as a military unit works together for the benefit of all.