Art Therapy at Evansville State Hospital
The goal is not to create an art masterpiece, but to emphasize creative expression. Literature findings consistently indicate art is an important aspect within the overall treatment of the mentally ill. This has certainly been true within the services offered within the Evansville State Hospital. Art as a medium has both short and long term benefits. While in the hospital, it promotes the learning process and the awareness necessary for recovery. Once discharged, it is a medium which enhances the quality of their leisure skills over their lifetime.
To see an article published about our art therapy program on in.gov, please visit the following link: http://www.in.gov/fssa/4325.htm.