The culture cure: how prescription art is lifting people out of depression| Helen Russell

From singing in a group to being read to in a library, participation in the arts is having amazing results among a pilot group, says journalist Helen Russell In a whitewashed studio in northern Denmark, 11 unemployed strangers are embarking on a hearty rendition of Yellow Submarine. Jonas Thryse is not one of them. At least, not yet. The 36-year-old has agoraphobia, rarely leaves the house and cant think of anything worse than a group singalong. And yet by the second chorus he is putty in the choirmasters hands. I swore Id just stand at the back and listen, he says. But the mood was infectious. Out of work and in his second year of sick leave because of anxiety …

I Suffer From DPDR Disorder 24/7 And I Want People To Know How It Feels (New Pics)

My name is Lulu and I am a 26-year-old living in Switzerland. I create comics that describe how it’s like to live with DPDR. I’ve previously shared my experience on Focus Outside Keep it

Ive Been Suffering From DPDR For Over 3 Years Now, And I Want People To Know What Its Like (10 Comics)

Hi fella… My name is Lulu, I am from Switzerland and I am turning 26 this year. I’ve been suffering from DPDR (depersonalization/derealisation disorder) since a little over 3 years. I was diagnosed around 2 years ago. DPDR is not very well known because it’s a weird and hard to describe mental disorder and people often suffer in silence. DPDR can be a diagnosis on its own but in often cases it‘s also a symptom of another mental disorder such as anxiety, dissociative disorders, etc… It‘s often caused by smoking weed, trauma and other things. For me, DPDR is a 24/7 thing. For the first year, I suffered in silence and was unable to do anything. I could not describe …