Arts for Mental Health

What Do We Know About Doctor-Prescribed Museum Visits?

From depression and concussion recovery to MS, arts have helped Mississauga residents take back their lives Article by Eva Amsen, Published on Forbes.com on October 19, 2021. “Doctors in Brussels are prescribing museum visits to their patients who are struggling with stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Museum therapy isn’t new and doctors in other places, such as Montreal, have also been prescribing visits to the local art museum as therapy. Not all programs are the same, though, but researchers have been studying whether these interventions are effective.” … “In 2018, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Médecins francophones… Read More »What Do We Know About Doctor-Prescribed Museum Visits?

ART Rx: Here’s why the Mississauga Arts Council wants to start a ‘social prescription’ pilot in Peel

From depression and concussion recovery to MS, arts have helped Mississauga residents take back their lives Published on The Mississauga News website on October 7, 2021. When Christine Long learned she had multiple sclerosis, it hit very suddenly while she was walking across a parking lot. “It felt like something was tearing inside my brain,” she said, explaining she quickly ended up in hospital unable to use the right side of her body, unable to focus her eyes, sick to her stomach, speechless. “It was pretty frightening,” she said, remembering the long hospital stay and rehabilitation. When released from hospital,… Read More »ART Rx: Here’s why the Mississauga Arts Council wants to start a ‘social prescription’ pilot in Peel