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Updated May 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Guitars for Vets program helps former military cope

Jason Smith (left), Robin Rio, Jonathan Jameson and ASU student and music therapy intern Adrian Romero perform at a recent ceremony honoring the first ASU student graduates from the Guitars for Vets program. (Photo by Judy Crawford)

PHOENIX -- A new program at Arizona State University aims to help veterans cope with stress and enhance their relationships.

Guitars for Vets is a nonprofit organization based in Milwaukee, Wis., but a chapter is located right in Tempe, Ariz. The program began at the school last year, in partnership with the ASU School of Music.

The 10-week program trains Valley veterans how to play guitar, helping them cope with stress and improve their relationships and quality of life in the process.

"This past semester was the first time veterans who were students at ASU completed the Guitars for Vets training," according to a press release.

At a ceremony over Memorial Day weekend, the vets involved with the program played music and were presented with their very own guitars.

For more information about Guitars for Vets, visit guitars4vets.org. To learn more about the music therapy program in the ASU School of Music, click here.

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