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What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a relatively new field rooted in the idea that creative expression can help to foster healing and improve mental well-being. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy uses “active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.”1 When done consistently and facilitated by a professional art therapist, art therapy can...[ read more ]

LGBT Pride Month

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word "pride" is defined as the quality or state of being proud: such as, a reasonable or justifiable self-respect; delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship.11 Pride, as opposed to shame, rejects any feelings of guilt, inadequacy, or censure.12 Considering the lengthy history involved in fighting for LGBT acceptance and legal...[ read more ]

The Increasing Mental Health Crisis in the Wake of COVID

Tips and crisis resources are listed at the end of this article. Mental health issues are more common than many people realize. In fact, roughly one in seven people have one or more mental health issues or substance use issues (Dattani et al., 2021). Mental health issues have been on the rise even prior to the pandemic. Between 1990 and...[ read more ]



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