Idle Hands Studio

Art for the Soul

Mental Health Care Cards

Artist Lynne McDowall has been creating and delighting people with her art for many years. Here, her whimsical hand drawn character art, centered around “The Gang,” brings gentle humor to the serious subject of mental health.

She created the Mental Health Care Cards to help give a voice to anyone experiencing mental health issues and for those who care about them.

As a person living with anxiety and Bipolar Disorder, she realized there were no cards for or about people going through mental anguish or distress. Lynne created a set of cards from her experiences dealing with mental health issues-in herself and in others she cares about.

A life long doodler, she enjoys varying her art and mediums to include anything of interest. She works out of Idle Hands Studio, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Along with Mental Health Care Cards, she also has a greeting card line, makes one-of-a-kind mixed media angels, and is currently working on a children’s story.

I Got You (two full panel card)

Live and Exist (two panel card with room to write inside)

Thanks for Listening (single panel, blank inside)

Message on front:

Thank you for listening.


Inside left blank for your message.

CB Emoting (two panel with room to write inside)

Mental Health Care Cards by Idle Hands Studio are available from The Mood Treatment Center‘s North Carolina locations in:

  • Greensboro
  • Winston-Salem
  • Clemmons
  • Boone

Text them today at (336) 772-7266 to find a location for in-person purchases or visit their site at for more information on their services.

Mental Health Care Cards by Idle Hands Studio are also available by mail directly from the artist.

Each card costs $5, which includes first class shipping to anywhere in the United States.

Email Lynne at:

Art for the Soul

Mental Health Care Cards by Idle Hands Studio, Winston-Salem, NC