Suicide is the main reason for demise amongst Oregonian youth aged 10-24 years, in accordance with the Oregon Well being Authority and ranks high 10 within the U.S. Definitely, it’s a significant public well being concern. Aiming to supply consolation and help to anybody with suicidal ideas as they wrestle with psychological well being challenges, a brand new suicide prevention tune “Don’t Give Up” has been launched not too long ago by Dr. Diane Kaufman, a toddler psychiatrist and founding father of Oregon-based Arts Medicine for Hope and Healing.
Reworking Trauma Into Artistic Resilience
Dr. Kaufman skilled trauma at an early age and suffered from anxiety and depression. As an grownup she was recognized with bipolar dysfunction. Whereas learning on the Downstate Medical Heart, Dr. Kaufman even tried suicide for which she wanted to be hospitalized. Since then, in occasions of adversity, creativeness and creative expression have been her foremost sources of aid and luxury. Her ardour for remodeling trauma into resilience led to her writing “Chicken That Needs to Fly” in 2014, a youngsters’s guide that impressed an opera and for which she partnered with Trilogy: An Opera Firm and Academy Award nominee Danny Glover as narrator. Dr. Kaufman additionally authored “15 Poems to Therapeutic and Restoration,” the image guide “Lacking Mommy” prompted by her encounter with a younger baby whose mom was murdered and “Three Objects Spoke To Me” on being misplaced and located on life’s journey.
“Once I was a younger baby, I wrote that I needed to turn into a ‘medical draw-er,’” Dr. Kaufman stated. “Was my creativeness already busy creatively envisioning and embodying my future self? I consider sure, as I turned a poet, artist and baby psychiatrist whose ardour is nurturing creativity, therapeutic and resilience.”
You Are Not Alone
“Don’t Give Up” is the newest accomplishment by Dr. Kaufman, who’s at the moment additionally founder and director of the Arts & Therapeutic Resiliency Heart at Thoughts Issues P.C. in Oregon. The lyrics of the tune are primarily based on a poem she wrote with the intention to encourage psychological sickness victims to by no means quit, to know they aren’t alone and that assist is accessible. The tune was a collaborative effort with singer/songwriter Mia Stegner and producer Raymiah Jackson.
“‘Don’t Give Up’ is hope within the notes and compassion rising from its very core,” Dr. Kaufman added. “Hope is actual and alter is feasible, however at the hours of darkness despair of despair, it’s so very onerous to recollect this reality. I do know this tune will help save lives. Please take a pay attention. This tune is my present to you.”
The tune could be downloaded without cost through this web site: https://soundcloud.com/user-121443076/dont-give-up-featuring-mia-stegner
Dr. Kaufman welcomes alternatives for “Don’t Give Up” to succeed in as many individuals as attainable and is accessible for interviews, talking engagements and different partnerships.
About Dr. Diane Kaufman
Dr. Diane Kaufman, who has a Physician of Drugs diploma, is a poet, artist and baby psychiatrist in Hillsboro, Oregon. Dr. Kaufman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke School and obtained her medical diploma from State College of New York Downstate Well being Sciences College and has been in follow for 35 years. In 2019, she based Arts Drugs for Hope and Therapeutic, centered on serving to sufferers expertise emotional well-being although inventive self-expression and evidenced primarily based psychological well being rules.
Her ardour is to rework trauma into life-affirming creativity. With in depth expertise within the therapeutic use of poetry, artwork and story, Dr. Kaufman was guiding chief of Artistic Arts Healthcare on the College of Drugs and Dentistry of New Jersey’s College Hospital in Newark. Her inventive work contains poetry, poem posters, youngsters’s tales, essays, songs and animated movies. Amongst them is her acclaimed youngsters’s guide, “Chicken That Needs to Fly” that impressed a youngsters’s opera and is narrated by Danny Glover.
Dr. Kaufman has obtained recognition by the New Jersey Healthcare Basis and the Arnold P. Gold Basis for her follow of “humanism in medication.” She has offered internationally on arts and therapeutic and was the keynote speaker on the April 2016 Nationwide Affiliation for Poetry Remedy Convention.
Dr. Kaufman is on the Board of Administrators for ASHA Worldwide whose mission is to instill hope in these with psychological well being challenges by means of the ability of sharing private tales.
In 2019, galvanized by the suicide of a buddy and colleague, Dr. Kaufman initiated “Artistic Life Traces” which reaches out with compassion and creativity to assist save lives. This service continues to develop and impressed the creation of the Arts & Therapeutic Resiliency Heart at Thoughts Issues P.C.
Most not too long ago, in collaboration with ASHA Worldwide, she obtained the 2021 Oregon Council of Little one and Adolescent Psychiatry grant for the “If My Phrases May Make a Distinction — Youth Psychological Well being Marketing campaign.”
For extra info, please go to: https://www.artsmedicineforhopeandhealing.com/