Cincinnati Children’s specialists use art to reach psychiatric patients

Brent Billingsley and Michael Coppage, two trained artists, who are also mental health specialists at the College Hill campus have incorporated the use of artwork as a way to calm patients down.

Their program has successfully helped patients to cope with anger and emotional outbursts.

In honor of Black History Month, Coppage and Michael worked with 70 psychiatric patients to create paintings of famous African-Americans.

The patients completed 12 paintings and they are now on display at Cincinnati Children’s facilities throughout the region.

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