William Blake: Biography offers glimpse into artist and poet’s visionary mind

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”William Blake Paul Glynn, writing for the BBC says: “One day in 1801, when William Blake was living on the Sussex coast, he went on a long country walk when he got into…
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Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing

This free, online course is offered by FutureLearn (owned by the Open University), who say: “Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain. The great 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson, who suffered from…
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Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts: A Teaching Handbook

This teaching handbook has been edited by Victoria Tischler. The publishers say: “This comprehensive book explores how visual art, cinema, music, poetry, literature and drama can inform the teaching and practice of psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Edited and written by…
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