How to heal yourself with art

A book, film, or painting may be just the prescription you need to overcome anxiety, grief, depression, lethargy or ordinary unhappiness.
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There is a reason why hospital walls are covered in artworks, why a book can feel like a friend and why we choose to watch a weepie movie when feeling down. Art heals and art reveals.

We know engaging in the arts improves our mental health. Most studies have been focused on participating in creative processes. 

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Emma Clark Gratton
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Emma Clark Gratton is an ArtsHub staff writer.