The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which an individual can realize his or her own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to the community.”
Studies have shown that art, music and movement activities directly affect our physical well-being as well as our mental and emotional state-of-mind. For individuals dealing with mental illness or serious neuropsychological brain disorders, expressing their needs or socializing can be challenging, even though the desire to do so may still be there. Our online, live and interactive virtual enrichment programs allow individuals to express artistically, at their own pace, among their peers, in an accepting and fun environment. Art Theory & Practice, Music Appreciation, Yoga & Movement, Writing & Literature programs are taught in 8-week sessions and are sponsored through generous grants from donors likes the Nora Roberts Foundation and the Annapolis Rotary Club.
Young people with mental illness are often misunderstood.
We accept our older population with dementia and psychological disorders, because we believe that it is is a part of aging. However, sometimes this is a genetic issue, or from causes that we do not understand yet. We must understand that anyone, at any age, can be affected by neuro-psychological brain disorders like dementia, psychosis, or bipolar that can alter their life, sometimes beyond their control. Check out this great video