Perspective projects allow people to fight mental health and express themselves through art.
The ability to express yourself is powerful.
When you’re struggling with your mental health, just talk about it and you’ll lose a lot of weight. Feeling is everything. Share your experience and have others say, ‘hey, I think it’s important too. But not everyone has the means to express it. When mental illness takes over, you feel isolated, closed, and limited opportunities to talk and interact with people. Perspective projects are trying to help – provide an artistic outlet for those who need it to explore the challenges they face. It is an online platform that encourages everyone to share their ideas, whether through painting, poetry, stories or other content that can be submitted online. Launched by 24-year-old Mark Anscombe, the project knows directly how to share his feelings. “From the moment I left school, it became increasingly clear that mental health was a devastating problem,” mark told metro.co.uk. “My two sixth-graders disappeared from mental health problems in a very short time. Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are becoming more common among friends and family. “Over the past year, I have had my own depression, which has further prompted me to join the fight against mental health stigma. “Depression is not my definition. It’s just a part of my life. Like any other strong, but normal experience is managed, understood, and handled.
In the “volunteer service night line”, I saw the value people found in expressing their feelings and ideas, and got their recognition and support. The idea of perspective planning comes from this. “Many people express themselves in art, writing and poetry, externalizing their inner thoughts and feelings, whether brilliant, sad or traumatic. Art is the ultimate expression of emotion. “Creating and sharing their art for many of our artists is an exciting experience, and we hope our project will provide them with access to treatment and support. It works very simply. Perspective projects are always open to submission, whether named or anonymous (many feel more comfortable and share them with others on the site).
The program keeps in touch with community arts programs and mental health organizations for those who are trying to creatively express themselves, but anyone can participate. Mark told us that so far, we have worked with more than 60 artists and poets from the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia. “Many of our artists have never Shared their work with anyone, whether because of a lack of confidence or fear of them, their mental health has been humiliated and abused. “When our artists open up and share their work, especially for the first time, it’s very modest. “Most of the works we received were very good at art, and because of the themes, the content and the stories of the artists. “Many people associate art and poetry with unique strengths and emotions. “I hope our project is to provide treatment for our artists and poets, while at the same time combating the public humiliation of misunderstanding and not really understanding people with mental health problems. The project, one of the most popular artists, prefers to be identified as Sally, and she says that participating and submitting her work has made a big difference to her mental health, helping her connect with others and realizing she is not alone. “When my life was down, I found a perspective project,” says Sally.