LA County Department of Mental Health & Northeast Wellness Center present
Heart of the Matter
Clients from the Northeast Wellness Center will be displaying their works of art on trauma, healing, and recovery. The arts have benefitted our clients’ sense of well being as they explore their creativity process by becoming engaged in their healing.
In the mental health recovery process, art enables self-expression, a sense of freedom from symptoms, and awareness that they are more than their mental illness.
Simply put, when a person is being creative, they enjoy an opportunity to connect to others. Art is a medium in that they can express their thoughts and feelings with others. They have an opportunity to bond around a shared passion and this often results in the validation of one another’s experience.
Expressing themselves through art strengthens their recognition that they can cope with their life experience.
-Margarita Cuaron, MHC RN and Stella Archer, CW
Exhibition runs October 18 through November 4, 2017