Empowering Creativity to Support Mental Health
Leaving Scars, established in 2005, originally served as an entertainment and publishing platform. In 2017, the company shifted its focus to creating a foundation centered on using creativity as a means to support mental health. We work with organizations to foster connections through creativity and education, with the goal of improving the quality of life for people around the world.
Empowering creativity to support mental health.
Leaving Scars vision is to work as a conduit to enable people to use their creative wits to develop an outlet for expression within their communities.
Today, digital transformation has led to instant access to entertainment and worry. Our phones have become integral to our lives. With that, we spend much less time using our creativity to refocus and grow while we indulge in stimulating our minds through toxicity. Mental health suffers when we do not use our gifts as an outlet for our soul.
A researcher at the University of William and Mary analyzed 300,000 Torrance Test scores since the '50s. She found that creativity scores began to nosedive in 1990. She concluded that we're now facing a 'creativity crisis
There is research indicating that a lack of creative expression can have negative effects on mental health. Engaging in creative activities has been linked to numerous mental health benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood and self-esteem, and increased sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Conversely, a lack of opportunities for creative expression or a lack of interest in creative activities may contribute to feelings of boredom, frustration, and a lack of purpose.
We continue to work with communities, artist and organizations to develop outlets for creativity to promote the benefits of stimulating creativity to support mental health.
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Our digital outreach has allowed us to expand without the need to scale locally.
We have worked with people and organizations from over 10 countries. (United States, United Kingdom, China, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Egypt, Australia, Africa, and many more.
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In the midst of the pandemic, thousands of people were stripped of their rights, privileges and ability to express themselves. With your generosity, we can help rebuild the creative outlets to enhance your mental health. Your support will help support our team in bringing you the best experience.