Comments on: Study Shows Art May Help With Depression http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Jennifer Lynn http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-326684 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 06:03:51 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-326684 Great article! Till yet people were not aware of any such connection between art and mental well-being of an individual. Now that it’s scientifically proven, therapists can try using art to treat the patients of depression and anxiety.

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By: Scott Gourlay http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-308009 Wed, 21 May 2014 20:00:17 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-308009 I have been living with Medication Resistant Major Depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder since 1998, and one of the ways I use to help me manage my moods is to visit my local Art Gallery. (Manning Regional Art Gallery in Taree NSW Australia). When my mood dips or my anxiety is over the top, I find both the art works and the peace that seems to pervade art galleries, helps me to find a bit more inner peace. I use the viewing of the art works as a mindfulness practice, just taking in that work observing the details, the colours, the texture of the pieces. Just taking it all in, and letting go of other intrusive or unhelpful thoughts. I also create my own art at home as another way of managing my illness, getting thoughts, feelings, out of my head and onto something else helps take their power away. While I have always (even as a teen) attended art galleries just for my own pleasure, it is only in the last year that I discovered that creating art can be just as pleasurable, it had been one thing I thought I could never do.. Now other people are enjoying my art work.

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By: Dorothy Foltz-Gray http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-12224 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:37:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-12224 Hello,
I’m a writer for Spry Magazine. I’m looking for a women in her 30-50s who has learned to manage her depression, perhaps through art. Do you know of anyone like that who might be willing to speak to me? Thanks.

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By: Gia http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-10148 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:16:00 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-10148 Hey! Does anyone know when this study was done?

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By: Allyson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-9055 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:42:28 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-9055 know where*

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By: Allyson http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-9054 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:42:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-9054 I’de love to know what where specifically you found this article. I want to learn more! Thanks 🙂

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By: Whitney Lauren http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-8555 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:23:20 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-8555 grayson perry…… sounds like me

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By: Whitney Lauren http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-8554 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 08:15:25 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-8554 art is EVERYTHING.. in my mind. a couple years ago i was told about art therapy.. and NOW im absolutely in love with it and i want to be an art therapist even if it takes me forever. art has always been in my family and i know thats all i wanted to do.. but wasnt sure because i want to do everything. but art therapy.. sounds like me. especially because.. a couple years ago.. i was stuck between art and psychology haha :] my counselor told me.. ART THERAPY!.. and i thought.. hmmm.. i dunno..(i was 18 at the time.. i am now 21).. and right now.. its past 4am.. and i finally realized how amazing this field is. ive been depressed.. and have been drinking a lot since ive been young.. younger than 18.. a lot of struggles.. and a lot i need to fix. im an artist myself.. and when i paint or draw.. it helps me SO much. so.. id like to say that i love this article too :] looking at art helps so much.. but then actually MAKING the art.. is an incredible feeling :] took me a lot to share something like that.. im real shy. but thats why i want to help others.. like im helping myself. if anyone is reading this.. thats great! :] thanks :]

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By: Mandip Kaur Sandher http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7851 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 15:12:10 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7851 Wonderful article, thanks for the illumination.

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By: Dr. Deah Schwartz http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7844 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 15:56:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7844 I would love to share our Workbook/DVD set, Leftovers, the Ups and Downs of a Compulsive on your website. We use expressive arts therapies to address eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, and size acceptance. How would I proceed?
Warmly, Dr. Deah Schwartz

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By: deborah http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7783 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:01:13 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7783 wow this is so true.. so often i see the results working with my students it is now good to have information to pass on to clients.

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By: Annie Danberg http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7782 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 02:10:42 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7782 I’d love to read the study. Can you provide the title and publication?

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By: julio castellano http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7778 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:38:13 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7778 Great article, the feelings we get from Art, it just elevate us to another level of been.

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By: Linda Morrow http://www.arttherapyblog.com/mental-health/study-shows-art-may-help-with-depression/#comment-7777 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:58:45 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=2093#comment-7777 Love this article…no wonder I’m so happy!

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