Arts Corner

Here you will find all the latest arts content on Mad in America including the latest submissions to the Art, Poetry, Humor and Meme galleries, the latest Song of the Week, calls for art, and articles on the topic of art and mental health.

Mad in America’s galleries are always open for submissions! Submit your original art, poetry, humor and memes here. Also, join us every Thursday night at 7PM on Zoom for Mad in America’s co-arting sessions open to all. Come create with us! Register here.

What's New

Did Something Happen?! The Power of Poetry in Telling My Son’s Story

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It's hard, if not impossible, to impose on my son’s story any kind of literary “sense.” As a writer and a mother both, this has been my challenge. 

New Articles, Blogs and Podcasts

Did Something Happen?! The Power of Poetry in Telling My Son’s Story

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It's hard, if not impossible, to impose on my son’s story any kind of literary “sense.” As a writer and a mother both, this has been my challenge. 

Art as Clinical Method: The Radical Legacy of Nise da Silveira in Brazilian Psychiatry

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Miguel Manon highlights Brazilian psychiatrist Nise da Silveira’s transformative contributions to radical and critical psychiatry through art therapy.

How to Learn to Love to Write: A Mental Health Journey

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You go from enjoying writing to dreading the idea of ever scribbling words on a piece of paper ever again. What was once your escape has now become your prison.

MIA’s first Mad Poetry Slam celebrated the brilliant poetic voices of people with lived experience of mental distress and those criticizing the current narrative of mental health. Featured poets include Jo Watson, Rene Simon, John Hoggett and Rebecca Donaldson, plus a community open mic.

Unlovable by The Smiths

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This week's Song of the Week was recommended by MIA Reader Gunnar Burton: "When I am in deep despair and feeling run down, run over and beat up by the stigma(s) of mental illness...

Submit to MIA Galleries

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Past Exhibitions

Teen Arts Exhibition: Beyond Labels And Meds: What It Feels Like To Be Me

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28 teen artists share the power of their creativity in this collection of profoundly moving, courageous, and beautiful artwork.
Photo of hand with pen drawing a sign that says Creativity and COVID: Art-making During the Pandemic

Creativity and COVID: Art-Making During the Pandemic

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The pandemic lockdown last year afforded me a precious gift of time to explore my creative spirit, and that, in turn, gave me a powerful way to cope.

Understanding Your Depression

Fitting In

Drapetomania

Trust the Science!

Psychiatric Success Stories