How the arts support mental health

In this week's podcast Leyla talks about how the arts support mental health and what we can do to integrate it more into our lives. Continue Reading How the arts support mental health

Welcome to the 153rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s theme is all about the arts and mental health. So, in today’s episode, I talk about how the arts support mental health.

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On today’s show on How the arts support mental health

  • Why I am talking about art and mental health this month. [00:44]
  • The definition of the term “the arts” [01:28]
  • Some of the benefits of engaging in “the arts” for our mental health. [02:20]
  • An overview of research that shows the benefit of engaging in “the arts”. [04:35]
  • Examples of art and how we can access it in our daily life. [08:32]

Quotes on How the arts support mental health

  • Engaging in arts, social activities and interactions within our communities can really help with things like isolation and loneliness, premature ageing and feeling distance from the community.
  • It has been shown that art engagement also alleviates anxiety, depression and stress.
  • Research has shown that visual art promotes health, wellness and fosters adaptive responsive distress.
  • Visiting museums can protect us against Dementia development.
  • Cultural activities encourage gentle movement, reduce social isolation and lower inflammation in the body.

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