Bipolar Disorder and The Arts: Mark Vonnegut’s Story

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Topics: Culture + Society, Mental Illness + Psychiatric Disorders

Despite our growing awareness of mental health conditions, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is often misunderstood. In this short film, Dr. Mark Vonnegut – son of American writer Kurt Vonnegut – discusses how art helped him to overcome his own mental health challenges while living with bipolar disorder, and why mental illness doesn’t have to be a barrier to achievement and creativity.

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