In the article below, it discusses the many ways that art is beneficial for our mental health. The article examines a study about how making art stimulates our brains documented by MRI machines. It talks about an organization called Inside Out that uses an art based holistic approach to helping people with mental health challenges. Lastly, it explores the benefits of adult coloring books as a relaxation technique.
As a member of the art and art therapy community, I believe that art can be a powerful way to help people across the spectrum of mental health no matter the level of skill.
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”- Kurt Vonnegut
Holly Majerus, Art Therapy Graduate Intern