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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.
Date & Time
Friday, December 6 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; open to all.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Drop by the Ruby on Friday at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

Maintaining our mental health and wellness requires intentional work, and this effort reflects both science and art. The science of mental health refers to research about factors that generally contribute to improved well-being – such as exercise, consistent sleep, being in nature, engaging in enjoyable activities, and doing things that give us a sense of accomplishment. The art of mental health is determining which specific factors are important to our own unique sense of wellness. The art of mental health is experimenting and determining what works for us as individuals to improve or maintain our emotional wellness.

Melissa Miller and a panel of artists will discuss The Art of Mental Health, an exhibit that highlights mental health and wellness, with a specific focus on leveraging strengths, sources of resilience, and cultivating emotional well-being. They will describe their personal interpretations of this concept, and they will encourage the audience members to contemplate their own wellness.

About the Speaker

Melissa Miller is a psychologist by day and an artist by night. She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and she worked at Duke University Medical Center from 2012-2019. Miller joined the team at the Triangle Area Psychology Clinic in August 2019, where she continues to promote mental health and wellness. She is an avid art collector and supporter, and creating and consuming art helps her to stay grounded, evoke creativity, feel fervent emotions, and connect with others. The Art of Mental Health Exhibit is a synthesis of two things that she loves, and she is thrilled to share this with her community.

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