WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - On the walls at the Envision Arts Gallery are different pieces created by veterans. 

There is everything from watercolors to oils, photography, and more.  

In this art is pain but for some it represents freedom.  

"This is a true story." "This is true because with therapy art you'll go through the steps of how to open up your feelings," said veteran Dusty Moore who created his piece based on his own personal trauma.  

Saturday was the second annual Military Sexual Trauma Art of Healing Show where veterans who have experienced sexual trauma reclaim their right to be seen and heard.

"There is a perceived loss of voice of choice.” “There may be a feeling of immobilization, a loss of synchronicity," said Robert J. Dole VA Art Therapist Christina Vasquez-DeFazio.   

MST Coordinator Chenoa Simmons-Daniels handles MST screenings for veterans at the VA.  

The screenings are a series of questions to help identify the types of sexual trauma vets experience.  

"So what we know from that screen nationally is one in three female veterans report answering yes to either one or both of those questions and one in fifty male veterans report answering yes." 

Daniels adds the art touches on different parts of the brain and emotions making it easier to communicate the pain without having to verbalize it.  

If you or someone you know is experiencing MST you can contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or www.veteranscrisisline.net