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Healing and Empowerment in Schizophrenia through Creative Endeavour

Healing and Empowerment in Schizophrenia through Creative Endeavour

Ernie Bart is a member of the Board of Artbeat Studio, http://artbeatstudio.ca/. Lucille Bart is Executive Director and co-founder with their son Nigel, diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 19. They describe their personal experiences as parents of a son living with schizophrenia. They explain Artbeat Studio’s work with various forms of art, and the work of their son as Studio Facilitator of Artbeat Studio. They identify what they see as the most challenging of the challenges faced by individuals living with schizophrenia and by their families and family caregivers. They discuss the ways the artistic creative endeavour supported by Artbeat Studio brings mental health healing and empowerment that helps overcome the most challenging of the challenges they’ve identified. They say what more they would like to do and see done and by whom to promote artistic creative endeavour. And by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Schizophrenia Community Radio.

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