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Painted Brain | About
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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About

MISSION

Painted Brain creates lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise.

 

BEGAN

In reaction to the trend Dave was seeing among his young adult clients at an outpatient mental health center, he started the art group that became Painted Brain in 2005.

 

LOCATION

Our dynamic community happens at our headquarters now located at 5980 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035.  We have 1500 sq. ft. of community space open 3 days a week to an average of 60 individuals a month with just 10 part-time staff and Social Work and Occupational Therapy interns.

 

HOW DOES PAINTED BRAIN SPREAD THE WORD?

Painted Brain gets its message out in person through our speakers’ bureau seen by more than 700 students in the first half of 2016.  Online we reach people through our Newspaper, the Painted Brain Magazine, and our social media channels which have seen growth by 1800% in the past year to over 19,000 followers.