Being creative can transport you to your "happy place". Creative stimulation and self-expression have been attributed to many health benefits, including the reduction of stress and anxiety. It's not just the physical act of creating that is therapeutic, it can also be a meaningful way to process experiences and reduce emotional burdens. Expressing feelings through creative mediums has helped many people overcome hardships and improve their mental state.
This year, in recognition of Mother's Day, the Well of Mercy is establishing a "Mother's Day Fund" a resource for the young mothers at the Well to use to take classes in painting, music, creative writing or any other way for the moms to leverage creative self-expression as a means of self-care! Donations to the MOTHER'S DAY FUND will help support registration fees, child-care while mom is in class and materials and supplies.