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How Art Contributes to Your Mental Health

Art is not only known to help with various mental health conditions, but according to Michael Friedman's article on huffingtonpost.com, art also helps with the psychological well being of people who don't have a mental disorder. Michael continues to explain the 5 elements that contribute to our psychological well being. The 5 elements are positive emotion, engagement, meaning, positive relationships, and accomplishments. Art not only contributes to these 5 elements, but it also helps you get in touch with your emotions, which can be difficult for many people to do on their own. 

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.