Creating Art, Creating a Healthier Outlook

wfp logoStruggling program gives mentally ill work experience, builds self-esteem

Lorne Roberts. Winnipeg Free Press. Thursday July 27, 2006.

AS long as there have been humans, there’s been mental illness. Anthropologists have observed that almost every culture that has ever existed has sought, to one degree or another, to accommodate and provide for those living with it.

In our more “advanced” society, approaches to dealing with mental illness have included everything from LSD to exorcisms to isolation. Most of those approaches were instituted by so-called experts (well-intentioned as they may have been), usually with little or no consultation from the patients themselves.

Perhaps that’s [ Read the full article here (PDF)]