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Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition

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Behavioral Health - Article about launch Beautiful Distress

Maarten Van Overeem

KCHC and Behavioral Health Senior Administration welcomed Annaleen Louwes, Artist in Residence from the Beautiful Distress Foundation on October 3rd. We were also joined by Jeanne Wickler, the coordinator of the Beautiful Distress Foundation in NYC. The Beautiful Distress Foundation established a relationship with BHS at KCHC to host an Artist in Residence program to create art work in an urban psychiatric setting.

The launch of the Beautiful Distress Foundation was held on October 21st. The audience was comprised of artists and arts professionals, including people from the artist-in-residence community, as well as mental health profes-sionals and also members of the Dutch community in New York. The evening was hosted by the Netherland-America Foundation and Beautiful Distress jointly.