Mental health and creativity
The impact of mood disorders and other mental health challenges on being creative.
- Book: Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, by R. Keith Sawyer
- See HuffPost video related to above story, plus related links, in this post: Certain mental disorders are linked to creative genius
- Continued in this "Pain and suffering..." post: But a number of artists say that is a wrong idea. In his appearance as a guest on a TV show [The Ellen Show], Colin Farrell said he is finding that he is more creative being sober and happy. “I was terrified that whatever my capacity was as an actor would disappear when I got sober,” he admitted. “I ascribed to the notion that to express yourself as an artist, you have to live in perpetual pain. And that’s nonsense.”
- Also see the site Anxiety Relief Solutions - Products and self help programs to relieve stress and anxiety
The Mad Hatter [played by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's version of Alice In Wonderland]: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice Kingsley [Mia Wasikowska; she checks Hatter's temperature]: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Photo from "Alice In Wonderland" - from my post Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?
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