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In Nashville, Songwriting Therapy For Veterans Who Were Sexually Assauted06:11
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Nashville songwriter Marie McGilvray accompanies Marine veteran Ann Hubbard. (Emily Siner/WPLN)
Nashville songwriter Marie McGilvray accompanies Marine veteran Ann Hubbard. (Emily Siner/WPLN)
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Thousands of women in the military report being sexually assaulted each year. In fact, the number is rising.

When those women return to civilian life, they might seek counseling at a local Veterans Affairs clinic. In Nashville, there's now a kind of supplemental therapy that's distinctly Music City. It's a program that pairs survivors of sexual assault with songwriters, who help put their stories to music.

Emily Siner of Here & Now contributor WPLN in Nashville explains more about what goes on inside this particular Veterans Affairs center.

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This segment aired on November 9, 2015.

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