This Unconventional Method of Treating Veterans' Trauma Is No Joke!
NationSwell Council member Sam Pressler believes laughter is the universal language of healing.
After losing a close family member to suicide, Sam Pressler turned to sketch comedy as a means to cope, and later, to grow from the trauma and its consequences. While in college several years later, he learned that the suicide rate among veterans at the time was 22 deaths per day.
“My mind immediately jumped to standup comedy as a solution,” he says, softly chuckling as if to acknowledge his slightly unconventional way of thinking.