You may find the above statement difficult to believe, but it's true. We may not all fit into a textbook category for a particular illness, but whether we are aware of it or not, we all have our individual quirks – and face life challenges that result in “symptoms.” That’s what makes us human. We believe that the best way to remove the stigma associated with mental illness is to see that we all have more in common with each other than we may like to imagine. That includes the area of mental illness.
Like physical illness, mental illness is very common. At times, more hospital beds are occupied by people who are emotionally ill than by those with physical ailments. In every doctor’s office, there are more patients with emotionally-induced illnesses than exclusively physical ones. Of course, a patient may not recognize that their symptoms are of emotional origin, and at times, neither will their doctor. Many ailments have an emotional component whether we like to accept it or not.
The membership of 9Muses Art Center would like to propose an innovative partnership opportunity for your practice to understand, relate, and refer to support services for those who may experience emotional problems.
Medical providers who exhibit the works of 9Muses Art Center report it as a tool to easily include mental health and wellness in their everyday language. This is just one advantage of turning your waiting rooms, exam rooms, hallways and/or restrooms into an art gallery.
In doing so, you will create an ever-changing and welcoming environment for each and every person your practice serves. Original works of art, professionally framed and installed, will enhance your service environment and create an opportunity to introduce mental wellness themes.
Promoting awareness and greater understanding actually assists in recovery. As many of our members have reported: “The worst thing about being mentally ill is not the illness, it is the way we are treated by others because of it.”
Through this partnership agreement, your clients/patients will gain access to MHA’s educational and referral services. To those who qualify, a free membership to 9Muses Art Center is an opportunity that can change lives.
Together we can remove the stigma that is associated with having a mental illness and promote the understanding that Mental Health is a goal that everyone can achieve.
Director of Adult Services
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