Art app helps teens with depression

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Madeleine Dore

A new survey has found one in seven young people suffer from mental health issues but helping them access art and music may be a powerful treatment.

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A new app uses art to boost wellbeing in teens. Photography by Breeana Dunbar

Creatives may be more prone to depression, but art also has the capacity to provide comfort for those dealing with mental illness.

An essential part of what it means to live the good life for many, a report has found that ​52% of Australians say the arts provide an improved sense of wellbeing and happiness.

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator