Art, Poetry and Mental Health Recovery Project
Art is an effective tool that impacts public attitudes and stigma about mental illness, a misunderstood disease. The mental health field recognizes the negative impact of stigma. This project will help prevent and reduce stigma toward mental illness by displaying art from adults on the road to recovery from mental illness. This traveling art exhibit will be in various venues throughout Cuyahoga County beginning in 2009. The images will be selected from artwork created by PLAN members working with local art therapists and artists. This project, funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Maltz Foundation and Ridgecliff Foundation, has an opportunity to reach and educate thousands to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness…..