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Entries by Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. from 05/2012

Creativity and Madness: Are They Inherently Linked?

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

The myth that creativity and madness are inherently linked has a certain romantic appeal, but it does little -- if anything -- to promote human well-being.

'When We Hear Music, Memories Fill Our Minds': Living With Dementia

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living

A concert by the Unforgettables, a unique singing group, makes it clear that there can be a life worth living for people with dementia and their caregivers, and that music and other forms of art have much to contribute to making it so.

Art Helps People Live With Mental Illness

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Being with so many like-minded people and having a sense of camaraderie are clearly important dimensions of the experience for these artists. It's being in a place without stigma, where people believe in themselves and their abilities.