Mental Health is a Family Affair by the Holahan Family

Mental Health is a Family Affair by the Holahan Family

Winner of the da Vinci (Elementary School Students) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show.

One Saturday, our family sat down and made pictures that each of us felt represented the brain and mental health. This is what we came up with.

Benjamin (age 7): When I do sports and activities, my brain feels good.
Keira (age 5): Giving presents for birthdays, helping people and singing makes me feel good.
Jack (age 3): Painting and pancakes makes my brain grow strong.
Anne-Lise (age 37): A rainbow of colors and emotions helps paint the picture of our life.
Matt (age 40): Mental health has its basis in proper establishment of neural connections during development.

About The Artist

Dr. Anne-Lise Holahan is a psychologist/neuropsychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Dr. Matthew Holahan is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University.

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