The Reality of Children’s Mental Health is Alarming


6 years old is the average age when anxiety and depression disorders begin.1


Adolescents commit suicide every year in the US as early as age 8.2


The increase of anxiety or depression in children aged 6-17 years over the last 10 years.3

1. Merikangas, K., Hep, J., Burstein, M., Swanson, S., Avenevoli, S., Cui, L., Benejet, C…Swendsen, J. (2010). Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in U.S. adolescents: results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication--Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 49(10): 980-989. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2010.05.017. 2. 3.

Art strengthens the mind.

The benefits of art for children go beyond enjoyment, creativity building, and relaxation. Studies suggest that art therapy can be very valuable in treating issues such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and even some phobias. Often kids find it difficult to put their feelings into words and turn to destructive outlets instead. Art is a great way for them to express their emotions without words, process complex feelings and find relief.  When creating a picture for another person, kids experience real joy in the fulfillment of their creation, creating happiness in someone else.

How Kids Draw Bob Helps

In School Drawing Sessions

Our illustration sessions are designed to teach artistic techniques for a healthier mind while keeping kids focused, engaged and entertained!

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Donation of Art Supplies

Kids Draw Bob donates art supplies to underfunded schools all over the nation.

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