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Healing Arts Palm Beach

A two-day event at The Society of the Four Arts, Florida, highlighting the scale of the global mental health crisis, and advances in neurobiological research that show how art can positively impact depression and anxiety.

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Healing Arts

Date

6 January – 8 February 2022

Location

Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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UN Affiliate

This two-day event at The Society of the Four Arts, highlighting the scale and scope of the global mental health crisis, as well as advances in neurobiological research, focused on how art positively impacts depression and anxiety along with the benefits of social prescribing. Panel talks included contributions from Jill Sonke (steering committee member, JAHL), Audrey Gruss (Founding Chair, Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)), and neuroscientist Dr Eric Nestler (Chair of the Depression Taskforce, HDRF).

6 January 2022 | Hope for Depression

Presentation @ The Society of the Four Arts

Audrey Gruss (Founding Chair, HDRF), and neuroscientist Dr Eric Nestler (Chair of the Depression Taskforce, HDRF) discussed the latest research on major depression as the leading cause of disability and suicide worldwide. 
Jill Sonke (steering committee member, JAHL) explored the value of public health plus arts and culture partnerships for increasing health, and equity in communities facing public health issues, including mental health, social isolation, collective trauma, racism, chronic disease, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 January 2022 | Healing Arts: A Model and a Movement

Panel Discussion @ The Society of the Four Arts

The Healing Arts Leadership team introduced an evolving initiative to advance multi-sector engagement and research on the health benefits of the arts. Initiated under the auspices of the WHO Arts & Health Programme, and as part of the UN’s Decade of Action, the Healing Arts model connects research, practice, outreach, and policy, and holds the potential to impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

7 January 2022 | Art Therapy, a Global Path

Presentation @ The Society of the Four Arts

presentation on art therapy as an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that empowers people to communicate feelings through the creative process of art-making within a therapeutic relationship.

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Panel providing the audience with a brief description of the lab.

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

Founder/Chairman, Hope for Depression Research Foundation Audrey Gruss at Healing Arts Palm Beach

Panelists discussing the Healing Arts New York Symposium at the Met.

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

Healing Arts Palm Beach panel discussing the WHO's involvement in the initiative.

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

Lab Co-Director, Stephen Stapleton addressing the Healing Arts Palm Beach Audience

Healing Arts Palm Beach panel discussing one of the lab's key focus areas: The relationship between arts and dementia.

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

The Society of the Four Arts, where Healing Arts Palm Beach took place.

Healing Arts Palm Beach panel discussing the Future is Unwritten projects and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

Left to Right:
Raquel Chapin Stephenson, John Blaffer Royall, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Stephen Stapleton

Artwork in background:  Degrees of Separation, 2019 by Almigdad Aldikhaiiry

Participants

John Royall

John Blaffer Royall

Chairman, The Future is Unwritten

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Stephen Stapleton

Lab Co-Director

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Dr. Nisha Sajnani

Lab Co-Director

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Christopher Bailey

Lab Co-Director

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Raquel Chapin Stephenson

Department of Graduate Expressive Therapies, Lesley University

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Audrey Gruss

Founder/Chairman, Hope for Depression Research Foundation

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Eric J. Nestler

Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs and Direct of the Friedman Brain Institute, ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. .

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Jill Sonke

Director, Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida