Sane Artists Collective

The words Sane Artists Collective flashed into my head and onto a notebook at “10:15 on a Saturday Night”–like the title of the Cure song from the 1980s.

I had not set out to create a Facebook group. It happened in an instant. That’s when I realized that since I hadn’t gotten support on other social media groups that creating SAC would be perfect.

Too often peers with mental health challenges are crucified because we choose to take medication. So I would form SAC for others like me who want to be healthy so that we can create art.

Art is therapy. Making art can help a person heal.

The description of SAC:

Sane Artists Collective / SAC is an online support group for artists of any kind living in recovery and engaged in treatment. We believe in the transformative beauty of creating art to make the world a better place. SAC seeks to promote health and wellbeing so that members can create their chosen art. 

If you’re interested you can search on Sane Artists Collective on Facebook. To join a person must respond to 2 questions.

The premise behind using the term Sane was that Artists shouldn’t have to live their lives starving in a garret or going mad in pursuit of art-making.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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