People who enjoy the arts will likely attest to the fact that viewing art has a spiritual quality. Viewing a painting or seeing a play has the ability to form, shape, and hold in front of your very eyes, something that you feel internally. This type of connectivity between your emotions and mind is transcendent—but did you know it’s also extremely beneficial for your mental wellness?
A recent article by Vice claimed art therapy might be the next great breakthrough in treating mental health issues. For people in Australia, where 45% of adults will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives, it is important to consider the ways art may reduce symptoms of issues like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. And, what’s more: creativity is actually boosted by positive mental health, making the connection between art and mental wellness symbiotic. By unleashing our creativity and establishing human connection, art has an amazing power to boost mental wellness.