Noontime U - The Anxiety Project: An Artist's Look at Mental Health

This event is part of Penn State Great Valley and Penn State at the Navy Yard's educational webinar series covering an array of topics to help with personal and professional development. All are welcome.

Registration is available at https://greatvalley.psu.edu/events/noontimeu

An artist's look at anxiety and depression drawing upon his own experiences and research.

The Anxiety Project includes over four hundred drawings, four graphic medicine publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and a live performance, all of which explore what it’s like to live with anxiety and depression, using a combination of personal experience and research into the complex world of mental health. Dr. Doan focuses on the intersections of art, science, and health to make creative work informed by research and scholarship.

William J. Doan, Ph.D. is a past president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and a Fellow in the College of Fellows of The American Theatre. Doan has co-authored three books, written several plays, and multiple scholarly articles. His current work includes a new performance, Frozen In The Toilet Paper Aisle of Life, part of a larger project titled The Anxiety Project. Work from this project includes multiple short graphic narratives published in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine. He is a Professor of Theatre in the College of Arts and Architecture and Artist-in-Residence for the College of Nursing.