3 Ways Creativity Can Help Mental Health, From the Musician Jewel

Singer-songwriter Jewel didn’t have an easy upbringing. Her childhood was marked by neglect, abuse and anxiety. At 18, she became homeless. Jewel started writing songs because she didn’t know how else to cope, and when she sang them at bars for an audience, she saw her own anguish reflected back at her. “I watched people in pain every day,” she told TIME. “I made a commitment in my life to try to figure out what to do with pain. That journey set me off on an incredible adventure that involved music, but really the number-one goal always was: How do I advocate for myself? How do I fight for my happiness?”



a close up of Jewel holding a book


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In a recent episode of TIME for Health Talks, Jewel and her friend Dr. Blaise Aguirre, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, spoke about creative ways for young people to take care of

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Take Flight Making Significant Strides in Physical & Mental Health of Nation’s Youth

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A mission-driven organization based in the Washington D.C. area is setting a new standard in youth development, growing over the past 10 years to become a trusted resource in the physical, mental and emotional health of children and families. Launched in 2009, Take Flight has spent the past decade changing the lives of more than 1,000 children with the goal of instilling healthy habits for lifelong success and happiness.

“Our number one priority is to help youth and families make a strong and permanent connection between physical, mental and emotional health,” said Take Flight Founder Paul Williams. “Take Flight is built on a foundation of immense trust, and it’s only through this trust in our programs that we’re able to build lifelong skills and habits that lead to long-term success and health.”

With more than one-third of

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19 hospital, health system executive moves

The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported in the last week: 

1. Mike Begeman; Dan Blue, MD; JoAnn Kunkel; and Kim Patrick will retire from Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health.

2. Carolyn Carpenter was named president of the National Capital region for Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System. 

3. McLaren Port Huron (Mich.) hospital named Eric Cecava president and CEO.

4. Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center named Beverly Coleman vice president and chief human resources officer.

5. Richard D’Aquila, president of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital and Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health, will step down, effective Oct. 5.

6. Einstein Healthcare Network President and CEO Barry Freedman is retiring from the Philadelphia-based health system, effective Dec. 31.  

7. Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Ky., named Tommy Haggard CEO.

8. Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University named Arthur Kellermann, MD,

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