Our aim is to promote understanding around the topic of mental health and to fight stigma and discrimination.
Depression was part of my life, consumed by negative thoughts and self esteem.
I spent years trying to crawl out of this invisible, debilitating illness. Fighting it alone – for fear of judgement and discrimination – felt like an impossible battle.
After a conscious analysis of my condition, I began a personal therapy with my art, searching for answers and making mental and fisical transformation.
Art helped me heal those wounds and today I want to help as many people find a release from their internal suffering as possible. I intend to promote the message that it’s OK to talk about mental health problems and seek professional help, while using art to help them recover and enjoy life.
This is how #THE ART LISTENS was born, a movement to talk about mental health, and the use of art as a therapy.
NO ONE SHOULD FACE ALONE THIS DIFFICULT INVISIBLE BATTLE
Dairo Vargas, Founder
#TheArtListen mission is to erradicate the stigma surrounding mealth illness and suicide prevention.
Through seminars and art workshops, We encourage self-expression through creativity process of art making to improve and enhance mental, emotional and the physical, well-being of individuals of all ages.