Patients With Mental Illness Tap Into Creativity As Treatment Method
Patients at the Napa State Mental Hospital are assessed to see if any of their interests or hobbies — such as music or photography — could be used as a pathway for treatment.
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Garage Bands And Pastels Sometimes Are The Key To Mental Health
Van Gogh. Plath. Cobain. Some of the world’s most influential artists have suffered greatly from mental illness. There is no scientific consensus of a genetic link between creativity and mental illness. But a number of studies show a link between recovery and art and music therapy. (Moffitt, 9/23)