How the Arts Can Benefit Your Mental Health

From a New York Times story by Christina Caron headlined “How the Arts Can Benefit Your Mental Health”:

When Dr. Frank Clark was in medical school studying to be a psychiatrist, he decided to write his first poem.

“All that chatter that is in my head, everything that I’ve been feeling, I can now just put it on paper and my pen can do the talking,” he said, recalling his thoughts at the time.

Back then, he was struggling with depression and had been relying on a number of things to keep it at bay, including running, therapy, medication and his faith.