In my own experience, art has always been more of a convalescence than a product of internal suffering. After my last breakup I was reckoning with imminent depression – it was cinema that brought me to worlds from which I gained a new perspective. When I battled anxiety years ago it was my punk band that showed me possibilities within myself.
Mental illness carries its share of anguish. It comes in many forms: Fear stemming from the realization one’s mind is sick. Outbursts triggered by that fear plus the confusion it brings.
Children’s Mental Health School is in full swing and youngsters have a lot going on. Not just quizzes, schoolyard politics, and chores – these days children face an ever growing digital world of streaming information and 24-hour social media. The plates of our kids are full. One can’t imagine the chaos of being young and […]