Thursday, July 23, 2009
The arts allow avenues of expression for those suffering from mental illness. Mental illness is a level playing field. It has no cultural or socio-economic boundaries. Painting, writing, singing, playing instruments, moving, dancing, acting, drawing, poetry, & more - the arts lets everyone be who they are, express what they are feeling and sort through what they are thinking in the moment. The arts can help soldiers make the transtition from war to home and can help raise the spirits of anyone who feels alone or abandoned. The arts should be part of every mental health facility or organization.