95 – The Heart
I have faced many obstacles in life related to my mental illness. Since I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, I have struggled with symptoms related to my illness and hospitalizations. I’ve overcome these challenging symptoms by escaping into art. I taught myself to draw, color, and paint as a way to express what my heart was needing to communicate. I enjoy using art to cope, it puts my mind at ease, and makes me feel better.