Painted Brain in the News!

by Kevin Jokipii

Painted Brain has more exposure than we realized. Below, our intrepid reporter Kevin Jokipii reviews articles about Painted Brain from around the web. If you happen to find other articles or posts about Painted Brain, please send them to us at media@paintedbrain.org labeled “Painted Brain in the News.” Left: Eli, Rayshell, Elyn and Dave at the Saks Institute Symposium on Peer Employment, Summer of 2019, back when we could stand together without masks and hand sanitizer.

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Painted Brain goes international. Painted Brain Korea and Honest Enterprise are ventures that extend their mission of wellness, advocacy, and creating employment opportunities on a global scale.

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Painted Brain Community Meeting is not a place of judgement. The kind of candor, understanding, and compassion that goes on in the meeting makes it a place for giving back and helping others.

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The Otis College of Art and Design partnered with Painted Brain. The result has been fantastic with students making several valuable contributions throughout the course of the semester.

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Influential band The Sound and their music inspires a compilation album called “Do You Feel That Way Too?” A tribute to Adrian Borland and The Sound. Borland and his life story, including his battle with mental illness, are honored with all proceeds from the album being donated to Painted Brain.

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Dave Leon, the founder of Painted Brain, gets more in depth about the mission of Painted Brain and why art is such an effective tool for people with mental illness.

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Dave Leon and the impetus for creating Painted Brain, and the ways it has progressed from its beginning to its current situation dealing with mental illness in a Covid-19 world. Here he is interviewed by the USC School of Social Work Alumni Association.

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Painted Brain and their Outsider Art Carts program refuses to view homeless people as expendable. The program wants to give the homeless a chance to get their voice heard, connect with others, and heal through artistic expression.   

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