Earlier this year I was invited by the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) to display some of the art from youth that I work with in individual and group art therapy at the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC). ODMH showcases quarterly art displays from various programs and consumers from around the state in their Columbus office at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower.
According to the ODMH website, ODMH “works to assure access to quality mental health services for Ohioans at all levels of need and life stages”. One of ODMH’s core beliefs is a commitment to Trauma Informed Care, as well as the Resiliency of Youth. Check out both of these links on the ODMH website to learn more and access their recommended resources.
If you are in the Columbus area over the next three months, take a moment to visit ODMH and this display. My appreciation to the youth who participated through sharing their art, feelings, and a part of their life to empower their own voice, as well as bring awareness to others about their experience.