Local nonprofit believes drum therapy provides emotional outlet for kids

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are numerous ways to help people facing mental health challenges in the community and one local nonprofit believes in the power of music.

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The Alexander Youth Network is the only mental health treatment agency in the region that uses a particular form of drum therapy.

One therapeutic recreational specialist told Channel 9 that drums help children stay focused and provide an emotional outlet.

Watch the video above to hear how something as simple as a drum can help children with the most complex problems.