|May is Mental Health Awareness month and Gateway PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) is proud to showcase the artwork of our students at the main branch of Ulster Savings Bank on Schwenk Drive in Kingston.
Art can be a powerful form of self-expression for those faced with mental health challenges and has been shown to be an effective coping skill in reducing anxiety, depression and other symptoms.
Therapeutic art is one of the many coping and thriving skills we explore at PROS, giving participants greater expression, understanding and connection. At PROS, our person-centered approach to recovery in mental health is guided by the individual, providing opportunities for skill-based groups that support them on their individual path of recovery. For many of our participants, art is vital to that healing path.
In addition to therapeutic art, PROS provides:
• Wellness groups
• Peer-led groups
• Basic life skills
• Clinical services
• Employment services
• Individualized support