I have schizoaffective disorder and I am 49 years old. I see and hear things. I come to Riverbend to help me cope with my illness and I also keep up with my medications so that I can remain stable. By taking my medications and coming to treatment I do not see or hear things anymore. I live in an apartment by myself. I work to take care of myself independently. I have come to love art. I learned art from taking classes in school and teaching myself. I like all kinds of art – and art has become a way to help me relax and cope with the symptoms of my illness.