Important - please read before getting started.
Important - please read our disclaimer:
I (Danica) am not a licensed art therapist. I teach art as a therapeutic tool for recovery from grief. The difference is subtle, but important. This mini-course is not meant to give a medical diagnosis, nor is it a substitute for mental health treatment. This course is for self-reflection and self-help only. It's like the equivalent of picking up a self-help book for a topic you want to grow in.
This course can be taken on your own, or in conjunction with counseling. There is no shame in asking for some extra help - I've benefitted from counseling too! To find a licensed therapist near you, please visit: https://www.counseling.org.
If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. "The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones," according to their website. Your life is precious and worth saving.
Art by Danica Thurber, acrylic, 2008