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By Batz Jr. for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sean Monahan’s art therapist asked him if he wanted to destroy his Army uniforms. He was intrigued.

The Unity Township, Westmoreland County, veteran really likes Krystal Neal, with whom he does art therapy via the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz campus in Aspinwall.  

He started art therapy a couple of years ago as a way of working through emotions and problems associated with his service starting in 2007, and including some time in Afghanistan in 2012, before he medically retired in 2015. 

He’s not artsy and never has been, but he says that in interpreting the drawings he’s done for Ms. Neal, “she’s spot on. ... I don’t know how she does it.”

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