The Giving Gallery is not only a place for artists to sell their work and share their thoughts about mental health. It’s also a place where folks can find resources and learn more about mental health. A estimates that 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder. This is slightly more than one in ten people globally (10.7%). And 1 in 5 adults in the US are currently living with a mental illness. It’s a common experience and you are not alone.
In fact, the story of The Giving Gallery all started with the Founder discovering creative expression in a psychiatric hospital as a path to recovery. Engaging in creative activities, such as creating artwork, can allow you to express yourself in ways that words might not be able to.
Annual prevalence of mental illness among U.S. adults, by demographic group:
Annual treatment rates among U.S. adults with any mental illness, by demographic group: