Fay Wilkinson, a Registered Expressive Arts Practitioner, worked with seniors in two long-term care homes to explore depression through expressive arts making.
A video snapshot of this work was taken to a variety of community groups. The audience members were asked to spontaneously respond to what they had seen through their own art making which was also captured on film.
All the artwork you will see in this video was created either by the senior participants (part one) or members of the community (part 2). visiblevoicesblog.com
A documentary film that takes us into the lives of five Iraq War veterans struggling with PTSD as they discover that they have dreams and talents beyond machine guns and combat. Through the Combat Paper Project, these young vets have created a unique way to cope – by transforming their combat uniforms into paper, books and art. Expressing themselves as artists and individuals, those who have served are refusing to be forgotten and, more importantly, hoping to be understood.
Music therapists talk about the work they do and how it helps people cope and heal in a variety of medical circumstances while a UCSD neuro-scientist talks about the possibilities of using music's profound effects on the brain to help treat patients with movement, memory and other cognitive disabilities. Video by David Brooks.