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Art Therapy is the creative expression designed to improve emotions that hinder a person's well-being. According to the American Art Therapy Association, this particular type of therapy uses creativity to "help people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight." 

My Help 4 Depression encourages the use of art therapy as a means of self expression to reduce stress, increase an individual's sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, to increase self-control and self-awareness as well as a method of communication. In order to promote the use of art therapy as well as assist individuals out of the isolation of depression, My Help 4 Depression accepts submissions of art by persons choosing to express their depression creatively. 

We are excited about this latest project - the establishment of the first, (that we know of), online museum of depression. You may submit your original artwork to our sitemanager. My Help 4 Depression accepts written and visual expressions of creativity. While we reserve the right to accept work deemed appropriate and beneficial for the understanding of depression, submissions will be included in our online museum.

Submissions to the online museum:

Guidelines: 

Written submissions: Poetry or longer works under 800 words are welcome. No more than 4 poems please.

Visual submissions: See the Depression Museum for examples.

How to Submit:

1. Visual or written submissions may be submitted along with a submission agreement by email to: 

sitemanager (at) MyHelp4Depression (dot) org. (Our email address is written this way to avoid spambots which patrol the internet.)

2.  Save the release form as a document and complete it electronically.  You can also print it, complete it by hand and scan it. 
Then submit your artwork and the release to: sitemanager (at) MyHelp4Depression (dot) org. Please include your visual artwork as an attachment.


Get release form here:



My Help 4 Depression 
moving beyond the negative stigma of depression by working toward
emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Art Therapy Resources:

American Art Therapy Association:  http://www.artherapy.org
information about art therapy

Artnet.com Magazine reviews:  http://www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/karlin2/karlins9-26-03.asp
examples of visual art expressing feelings of being trapped, fear,
schizophrenia, and depression.
Art Therapy:
Causes of Depression

Nothing's Working

Just 4 Teens

Counseling for Depression

Depression Museum

Prayer and Depression
Click here for art therapy workshops and classes.
Additional Reading:

The Healing Power of Art by Michael Hyatt, CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers
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