Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders


Elizabeth Walker, research assistant professor of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES), Rollins School of Public Health, with Okorie “OkCello” Johnson, composer and cellist 

Students in the Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders course explored art as a powerful medium to frame conversations about mental health and resiliency in individuals and communities weathering current events. With input from cellist and composer Okorie Johnson, they discovered not only the possibilities of artistic expression in the quest to prevent mental disorders, but also how art assists in personally coping with the stressors of social upheaval and oppression.