Clarksburg, WV — Highland-Clarksburg Hospital’s annual Patient Art Show was held Friday, November 10 and featured artwork made by patients, activities staff and local vendors. Over 15 patients sold artwork at the event. Art and craft items included jewelry, holiday decor, drawings and more.
“Art is a wonderful leisure activity for our patients, and they are so proud of the work they accomplish here,” said Brittany Conover, Director of Activities at HCHI.
Art therapy provides therapeutic, healing benefits for the patients and is used to significantly reduce symptoms related to pain, anxiety and depression. It helps individuals cope with grief, expression and communication and more. Art therapy is a major part of the Recreation Therapy program at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital.
Many vendors set up tables at the hospital for the event. Various items available included J.I.G. Bags, Paparazzi jewelry, paintings, blankets, scarves, holiday decor and many more items.
“The Activities Department is grateful for all of the employees, employee’s families, the public and the vendors who were at the event last week,” said Conover.
For more information about Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, visit HighlandClarksburgHospital.com or call 304-969-3100. Keep up-to-date with our activities and events by following our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HighlandClarksburgHospital
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital (HCHI) is a private, non-profit hospital that is dedicated to providing the best care for persons with mental disorders in West Virginia, parts of Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania. It has established an integrated system of high quality behavioral health services, including mental health treatment services for Children, Adolescents’ and Forensic patients. Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is an equal opportunity provider and employer.