A mystical 17-year-old teenager diagnosed with schizophrenia with the nickname of ThePsychoticArtist. does not tell much about herself, except expressing her situation by her drawings. She is an artist and uses art as a therapy as well as in order to broke the stigma that the society has upon mentally ill people.

“I have always been an ‘artist’, I just didn’t realize what that meant until my mental illness appeared. I despise the term ‘mentally ill’; it implies that who I am as a person is fundamentally corrupted and broken.” she says and then she adds:

“Unfortunately, as soon as I tell people what I struggle with, I feel like that’s all they see me as. They see the stigma perpetuated by the media, and the inaccurate stereotypes portrayed in Hollywood. That is precisely why I am so open about what I live with.”

Here is Kate, An 18-year-old artist with schizophrenia.

 

She draws a lot of her hallucinations in order to deal with it.

In her hallucinations, she hears voices, sound effects, random noises, and she sees bugs, faces, and disembodied eyes.

For her, these bug illustrations represents her illness.

 She drew this self-portrait as she saw herself in the mirror.

“I have a lot of intense emotions, and hear voices telling me to light things on fire.”

This is an example of the disembodied eyes she sees. “They surface in a mounds or masses on my walls or floors. They warp and move.” she says.

“This is Birdie, she sings to me.”

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