The following story was submitted by a reader named Sarah. She wanted to share her story about how she used art therapy to help with an eating disorder and how art and the process of creativity has helped her recover. Her story, along with art work and examples of her writing are below. Much thanks […]
Prejudice by Trinaty Lopez-Wakefield from ‘Crazy Art’ A reader emailed us information about a new documentary titled “Crazy Art” that was recently featured at the 2010 Santa Barbara Film Festival. The film follows three people with schizophrenia and their struggle with mental illness. While the three artists have been plagued by schizophrenia from a young […]
This literally brought a tear to my eye. It ‘s an older video, but it really showcases the effect art can have on people. In this particular video, the focus is on people from the Mississippi State Hospital and their Community Services Program for people with mental illness. And while this may or may not […]
The Bridge Inc. & The Museum of Modern Art invite you to view the exhibit “Reflections.” For 10 weeks this summer, MoMA’s Department of Education and The Bridge Inc. participated in their 4th annual extended partnership. Through this unique collaboration, artists from The Bridge and their art teacher / art therapist met with MoMA educators […]
The following is a guest article written by Denise Fletcher. Exploring the World of Art is an essay that Denise wrote and provides a good introduction and overview of art along with some suggestions on how you can incorporate art into your life to help reduce mental stress and fatigue. There are some great everyday sources of creativity, as well as some great tips for […]
The Greater Binghamton Health Center (GBHC) hosts an annual art exhibit of patient and staff work. Art therapist Wendi Boettcher explains the power of art therapy (video is below):
The latest news from Spain is that art therapy helps treat mental illness. The University of Granada recently performed a study that confirms the contribution of art therapy to aid in the treatment of mental disease.