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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 Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Mark Vonnegut discusses how art helped him to overcome his own mental health challenges, and why mental illness doesn’t have to be a barrier to achievement and creativity.

Watch our other Shrinking It Down PSAs on our YouTube Channel.

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