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Art for Life at Grassroots, Columbia MD

November 28, 2012

Art for Life at Grassroots is an open session for those who have survived a loss due to suicide and for those who have survived a suicide attempt.  Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. Facilitated be an art therapist who is an expert in the field of art as healing, Julia Anderson, Art for Life facilitates self- exploration, self- awareness, and healing for survivors of suicide.

Why Art for Life? Every year, almost one million people die from suicide, a “global” mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. Every 41 seconds, someone is left to make sense of suicide. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college students and the 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds.
Paint rocks, make a collage, alter a book with your art work, write a poem … art is whatever the artist creates. We are all artists. No prior experience required. Supplies provided. Personal materials welcome. The Open Sessions are free, donations accepted. Art for Life meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7-9 pm. Upcoming Dates:
• September 26, 2012
• October 24, 2012
• November 28, 2012
• January 23, 2013
• February 27, 2013

Sign-up prior to the Open Session by emailing Julia Anderson at