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Lisa Holden

United Kingdom

Hi, I draw and paint images related to my childhood experiences. I often use metaphors such as the woods to describe my struggles. I often draw my self as a young child with her dog, the dog represents my depression but also the safety of my depression…as a coping mechanism. I have had ongoing clinical depression since I was a teenager. I am now a volunteer counsellor helping others and when I have the time and energy I like to do my art as I find it therapeutic, exciting but at times frustrating.

The artists' stories

"The Vibrant Mind" is an art contest that celebrates artistic expression from individuals with mental health conditions. By focusing on the artists' work rather than their various diagnoses, it hopes to promote a stigma-free and inclusive environment.


That being said, the participants were given the option to share their background stories if they wished to do so.

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