mental illness and the arts

monet: breakfastover at finding optimism, there are two good little articles on famous and not-so-famous painters struggling with mental illness. take picasso, for example, who is said to have suffered from schizophrenia, or monet, who was dealing with depression.

an important topic, and we’ll be paying some more attention to it here at change therapy.

among musicians who had serious mental healh problems, we find buddy bolden, one of the “fathers” of jazz. you can hear one of his tunes, funky butt, also referred to as buddy bolden’s blues, here at red hot jazz.

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