May 18, 2019
216 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
2018-2019 GSJS Girl Scout Cadette Silver Award Project
Toms River “Art Heals” Community Mural for Healing and Recovery
“ART HEALS” is a 6ft x 13 ft Glass Mosaic Mural
Created by Sophie Regenye & Yvonne Yaar among many community volunteers. This mural will overlook a behavioral health center’s parking lot, as a reminder to their participants that Recovery Is Possible.
Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/pg/TRArtHeals/posts/)
This project is meant to remind those struggling with addiction, mental health or co-occurring conditions that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. This picture is being recreated into a glass mosaic mural, which will be located in downtown Toms River, and is expected to last approximately 30-40 years. “ART HEALS” hopes to raise awareness of the impact mental health and addiction has on individuals, families and communities; increase awareness of the Opioid and Opiate Overdose Epidemic; and, decrease Stigma attached to mental health and addiction because Stigma can be paralyzing to families and communities. “ART HEALS” hopes to educate the public on facts related to substance abuse and educate the public on the many forms of artistic expression that can be very healing. Art Therapy is often incorporated into treatment programs as an enhancement. Lastly, “ART HEALS” is meant to bring communities together and inspire others to get involved and make their community a better place in some way.
To learn more about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2270954619609467/