Mental Health Month has been observed during May in the USA since 1949, reaching millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Art has proven to be a contributing factor to a person’s mental well-being and can be used in an innovative way to process adversity while contributing to a person’s overall wellness. For these very reasons, Music Makes Me Happy is inspired to bring this information to the forefront for art communities across the world.
“I just want artists to be free in every way possible. Our level of impact in the community starts with our own mental and emotional well being. The Emoji Art Show uses a culturally popular device we’re all familiar with (emojis) to leverage deeper discussion about our emotional and mental state. 1 in 5 adults in America have a mental health condition and 56% of them never receive treatment. [Mental Health America] Our goal is to bring awareness and to tip that scale on statistics. Attendees will have an incredibly fun time while gaining mental health resources available to them in their city.” – Mentions Founder Joshua Dingle