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We aim to build a community that brings an understanding to mental illness and all those affected by it. We hope to encourage members to use their creativity to 'vent' rather than fall into hurtful practices. We accept all types of art, including literature. We not only offer challenges and contests to our members, but peer counseling and support for those in need. We strive to create a safe environment for anyone that uses art as a way to escape pain or illness of any kind.
Founded 10 Years ago
Jun 12, 2009


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I want to welcome all of our new members to this wonderful group! We are so glad you are part of our community. Please feel free to jump right on in!

Make sure you visit… to see the news article that I just posted with all your DARKNESS and LIGHT submissions! Make sure you give it :heart:.

Members! You may submit ONE 1 piece per day into our gallery, this exposes your work to all of our watchers and members, so take advantage of it!!

:new: $$$
NOTE: Our super-group status has run out, this means that we won't be able to use polls or place thumbs in our blogs anymore, as you can see from this journal entry. It costs $60 to renew super group status. I know that's a lot... but if you would like to donate any money - even a dollar - to the fund to make us a super group please send it via paypal to AND YOU MUST give your deviant name AND say it's for ArtForTheEscape or I won't know which group it's for.

If you donate any amount of money to the cause, your name will be placed on our front page and you'll get a special feature once we can put thumbs in our journals again!

Initial Need: $60
Raised: $30 THANK YOU!
Still Need: $30


New Art Project: OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Deadline: June 4

OCD is something that many people suffer from in one degree or another, probably more people than one would suspect. It's the fourth most common mental illness, in fact the stats say 1 in 50 people in the USA have it. I'd like to see your art that somehow symbolizes or illustrates any part of OCD that you'd like, or that you suffer from personally. This is totally open to your interpretation.

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce anxiety, by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing anxiety, or by a combination of such thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). The symptoms of this anxiety disorder may include repetitive hand-washing; extensive hoarding; preoccupation with sexual or aggressive impulses, or with particular religious beliefs; aversion to odd numbers; and nervous habits, such as opening a door and closing it a certain number of times before one enters or leaves a room. These symptoms can be alienating and time-consuming, and often cause severe emotional and economic loss. The acts of those who have OCD may appear paranoid and come across to others as psychotic. However, OCD sufferers generally recognize their thoughts and subsequent actions as irrational, and they may become further distressed by this realization. (from

For information or help with OCD visit or

No limit on submissions, except please submit only once per day. This will be submitted into our Gallery under "OCD" - please be sure to submit in the right place or it won't be counted for the project. I will publish a news article with all submissions at the end of this project.

Administrator: :icondruideye:

:new: Looking for a few good people to help me with the group. If you're interested, let me know.
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea of this group is pretty good! :)
annanolilith Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hey guys this is our new fb page and pls like it
Side-Real Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there!

I know that I may not be a member of this group at the moment, but I have gone through many of the same things you did. I have gone through the hard times, I am a "survivor" and I have lost someone close to me to Suicide. I fight depression to this day and I fight the urges to self-harm.

In light of Suicide Prevention Day this past week, I created a Photography contest.

The theme is HOPE.

You can check it out here: [link]

I wanted to leave this by saying thank you for your time - the members and Admins of this group.

And if you ever need anyone to talk to (yes, you), I am open.
I understand.

:heart: *Side
Manomatul Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is this group still alive?
The-SciFi-Creator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Shadnix is going through tough times right now...
Will this group be able to help her?
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