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Stress and Mental Illness: Can Art Therapy Help?

For people with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses, evidence suggests the visual and performing arts can help enhance mental health.

Art therapy isn’t a substitute for medication to control mental illness. But it may help someone who’s struggling with a mental illness by boosting self-esteem and giving a sense of control. See how art therapy helped one patient improve his outlook. And hear from mental health advocate and former first lady Rosalynn Carter and a certified art therapist on what art can do for mental health.

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