This Woman Is Using Her Illness To Create An Art That Is Above Everything 

Illness can be used to create art.    

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Eighteen-year-old Kate Fenner, from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, a severe, long-term mental condition described as a type of psychosis. She was diagnosed having this disease when she was 17 years of age.  

Art therapy links the realities of the mind and the external world. For schizophrenic artist Kate, it manages her symptoms and helps her defy the stigmas of mental illness that are shown in movies like Benny and Joon and A Beautiful Mind. She is one of the 3.2 million people in the U.S. documented with schizophrenia.    

Kate told mediapersons,"I wanted to turn them (hallucinations) into art so people could see the benefit of creative expression, and how it can be therapeutic. I started drawing my hallucinations when I felt trapped and suffocated by them. It often feels like everything is fake, and the world around me is a big conspiracy. So drawing started to become comforting."Let's look at what she does!       

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