Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:00pm to Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:00am
Is a new art therapy application that helps incarcerated individuals regulate emotions and behaviors improving mental health.
Angels With Broken Wings
The problem we are seeing today is that 20% of inmates in jails and prisons suffer from mental illness. This means there are 386,000 inmates with serious mental illness in jails and prisons. Scientific studies show consistently, that art therapy helps better then medications to treat anxiety, depression, ocd, PTSD, emotional difficulties, and even eating disorders.
Being able to help inmates with some of these struggles, while at the same time helping them with building a savings for their release, with a portion of the sales from the art that has been sold, makes for a good start to helping One inmate at a time. Each piece of art will be placed on a T-shirt and sold online for $39.99. the inmate will get a percentage of the sales, a percentage also goes to mental health, and Angels With Broken Wings will receive a percentage as well. This of course is after all cost of t-shirts production. In the end, clients will be working on themselves through this art therapy. I found this quote and to me, because I too suffer from ptsd, anxiety, and depression it says a lot.
,"I'm afraid of opening up, only I'm not sure which frightens me most, letting you in, or letting the monsters out". Creativity is magical when we can express ourselves without saying a word. And sometimes it feels better when you don't say anything at all, and you just put it down on paper. It doesn't matter what it looks like or what it might be. As long as it makes you feel better, that's all that matters..
-Amanda (Angel With Broken Wings)