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23 July 2010

Acting a powerful form of therapy

In small theater spaces people fighting psychiatric illness are learning that acting can be a powerful form of therapy.

In small theater spaces people fighting psychiatric illness are learning that acting can be a powerful form of therapy, while the shows they put on help educate audiences through deeply personal accounts of mental health issues.

More and more, mental health professionals are viewing the arts - visual arts, dance, writing - as key tools in patients' recovery, and theater is no exception.

 
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