Date of Award
Master of Arts in Art and Design-Web Design and User Experience
Andrew Allen Smith
This project focuses on black mental health that encompasses mental wellness education through social media and builds community connection by sharing stories. It reduces social exclusion and creates positive change in black communities. The final deliverable will be a short video poem compilation via YouTube that gives insight into what it is like living with depression and anxiety. It will include motion graphics, photo manipulation, and graphic art covers titled Misconceptions, Beautiful Temptations, Relentless, and Old Abuse. It is about implementing healthy coping mechanisms and bringing together a community that is often overlooked and/or stigmatized regarding mental health. It enhances one’s ability to develop resilience, find inner tranquility, and search for meaning, and connectivity.
Newsome, Alicia, "The Effects of Therapeutic Arts on Black Mental Health" (2022). Theses. 90.