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Mak­ing men­tal health vi­brantly vis­i­ble with Neuro Blooms

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Men­tal health aware­ness is ever more vi­tal dur­ing the chal­leng­ing times of the coronaviru­s pan­demic, as men­tal health con­di­tions have risen un­der these ad­verse cir­cum­stances. Times of stress re­lat­ing to fi­nances, per­sonal re­la­tion­ships, and states of health, among many other trig­gers have ac­counted for ris­ing cases of anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion since 2020.

On social media, some men­tal health aware­ness move­ments have shown glim­mers of hope and sup­port for those strug­gling, whether it be in re­la­tion to stress-re­lated anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion or life-long neu­ro­di­verse con­di­tions. Les­lie Holt is an artist with a ther­a­peu­tic back­ground who started the project Neuro Blooms - to raise aware­ness of men­tal health. In­spired by the col­or­ing of PET scans by pa­tients of dif­fer­ent men­tal health con­di­tions, Les­lie Holt cre­ates paint­ings and pin badges show­ing the strik­ing dif­fer­ences be­tween the states of mind of those af­flicted.

 ?? Both im­ages: © Les­lie Holt. All Rights Re­served. ?? Above, right: De­pres­sion Stain (de­tail). Acrylic and em­broi­dery on can­vas, 16 x 14”.
Both im­ages: © Les­lie Holt. All Rights Re­served. Above, right: De­pres­sion Stain (de­tail). Acrylic and em­broi­dery on can­vas, 16 x 14”.
 ??  ?? Above, left: ADHD Stain. Acrylic and em­broi­dery on can­vas, 10 x 10”.
Above, left: ADHD Stain. Acrylic and em­broi­dery on can­vas, 10 x 10”.

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