Updated: May 14
Besides being a means of expression, distraction, and appreciation, the arts have a strong power in health. Research by the WHO shows how engaging with artistic media can be beneficial to mental and physical health. Be it from the simplest, the early years of a child's life with some artistic medium in learning, to completing protocols. If used in the right way, art could even decrease the use of medication, help in more complex cases such as mental health problems, cancer, and be a strong ally in fighting anxiety, for example. Besides being omnipresent, whether in a materialized or mental form, art can unite diverse groups and cultures, reaching a wide range of people. What do you think about this? Do you agree? Tell us about it!