When it comes to art, there’s no secret that it certainly has its share of misconceptions. Some people feel that in order to consider yourself a real artist, you have to create something such as a sculpture or painting, while others believe that you either are or are not born with talent. However, every one of us is born with the desire and ability to express ourselves, and art is a wonderful way to achieve this, especially in terms of our mental health. We are facing substantial public health challenges in Canada. Mental health issues account for more than 20 percent of these challenges, more than cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Prevention and early intervention are the keys to success and investment in a healthy future. By infusing community development with creativity and collaboration stimulates the potential for unique mental health benefits that warrant continued investment and exploration. When we talk about improving mental health through arts, we often speak in terms of increasing protective factors and reducing risk factors.
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