Autumn 2020 by Sharon Gorberg

I have always found being in or drawing from nature to be a very healing experience. The beauty of the natural world always makes me feel hopeful. This is a page from a small book I created with the theme of autumn.

Hemlock Gorge by Joanna Marcus

This is a photo I took at a nature spot near my house called Hemlock Gorge. I find a lot of peace here. I started coming here after my brother died, and I come here often to listen to his favorite music, look at pictures  and videos of him, and just think about him. I find so much connection here, and I love taking photos when I am here.

Introduction

Through creative experiences, we can express things that are hard to talk about. We can also share skills, knowledge and insights that others might not often recognize in us. My hope is to gather creative visual artwork, poetry, music, photography or ANY kind of art that reveals a story about one’s mental health journey, in the hope of destigmatizing mental health. What has your mental health journey inspired you to create? What pieces of art, poetry or music have helped or inspired you on your mental health journey? What would you like to create if you could? Could your art potentially help someone feel less lonely because they see something of themselves in your experience? These pieces of art can be your own creation or something you’ve found that has been meaningful to you! If you’d like to add an art post, follow this link: https://airtable.com/shr8k8EfU6CVnon4J