Tag Archives: mental illness

Art of Recovery

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our annual exhibit of art by individuals with mental illness. And a giant round of applause to Gabriel and Scarlett Pons of PONSHOP Studio and Gallery! They provide so much more than a place to hang our work--they also give us unconditional support, break stigmas, and go…
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Art of Recovery

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but images of recovery from mental illness transcend any lexicon. For 15 years, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has showcased art that goes beyond language to offer a precious glimpse of the journey to recovery. “The Art of Recovery provides an opportunity for individuals living with…
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Learning to Help

A growing number of American youth exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse, and it can be difficult for adults to understand the difference between teenage angst and behavioral health issues. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of American children with depression don’t receive treatment. When adults are trained to recognize the signs of mental…
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Art of Recovery

Recovery is messy, and it looks different to each person. Therapists often pack paints, brushes and canvases to bring to group sessions. When asked to paint recover, some use a bright palette to create a vision of hope. Others sketch their demons. For each, art offers a way to express the struggles that accompany mental…
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