I Still Matter promotes mental and emotional health through art and creative expression.
What do we provide?
I Still Matter’s healing art groups provide an opportunity for self-care and reflection. Groups provide support along with a space where individuals come together to share stories and experiences in a way that helps reduce isolation and loneliness. Groups provide a safe place for creative expression and teach positive coping skills. Our art groups celebrate courage and strength and give participants a “me too” experience that can validate and heal.
Our curriculum is rooted in SAMHSA’s 8-Dimensions of Wellness which include: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social and Spiritual components.
“Making the 8 Dimensions part of daily life can improve mental and physical health for people with mental and/or substance abuse disorders.” ~ SAMHSA.gov
There are several important social and therapeutic benefits to art…
Helps with resilience and stress reduction
Encourages positive communication skills & sociability
Heals trauma and promotes healthy coping skills
Explore and transform emotional, social, spiritual and relational issues
Identify strengths and experience new creative insights
Explore difficult emotions & encourage self awareness
Where can you attend a group?
We currently have a community group that meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm at River Point Behavioral Health.You can view our Facebook page for new group dates and times.
If you would like to host or request a group please contact us at [email protected]
Who can attend a group?
Each group is different so check in with our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest groups and times.
Art Therapy vs Expressive Art
Art Therapy traditionally places more emphasis on the product of the artwork, so therapists can use it to evaluate a client’s emotional state. Expressive Art uses the artistic process as a means of expression and release. In expressive art, the client’s work is not used as a diagnostic tool because it is believed that only the person who created the work knows the meaning of it.
If you would like to partner with I Still Matter to help make a difference in our community contact us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!