Art, Music, Exercise, and More: What Are the Recommended Doses for Improving Mental Health?

This article has been written by Amy Biancolli and published by Mad in America. It begins: “Those in the psychiatric profession are accustomed to talking about dose-response in terms of prescribed treatment — so many sessions per week, so many milligrams…
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Sravya Attaluri: The activist of colour who is shaking up mental health and feminism through art

Peony Hirwani reports for The Independent: “For years Sravya Attaluri, a third culture child, struggled to fit in and understand her place in the diverse foreign countries where she grew up. Today this 25-year-old artist and woman of colour, with…
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Interview: Artist with Anxiety Illustrates Mental Health Tips She Learns in Therapy

“Making art is helpful on multiple fronts—writing affirmations helps counter my negativity, drawing colorful animals is therapeutic, and helping others is the most effective way I’ve found to break out of fogs of hopelessness.” This interview (with illustrator Kate Allan) is by…
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The impact of social prescribing on people and communities

In this 5 minute video (see below), Debs Taylor describes the impact of attending Creative Minds’ art classes in her recovery from mental illness. The video was recorded at a King’s Fund conference – “Social prescribing: from rhetoric to reality”  – on 18 May 2017:  …
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Art allowed me to express myself in a way I had never done before. I’ve come so far since my desperate suicide attempt

Writing in The Guardian , Debbie Taylor: “When I was growing up in the 1970s, mental health issues were not widely understood or discussed. One morning when I was eight-years-old, I woke up in bed and felt funny, I was shaking. It…
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