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Nika Dolenec


My name is Nika and I've been struggling with my mental health since I was in primary school. I have C-PTSD and schizoaffective disorder. I started drawing during tough times to just let my thoughts and feelings out, without judging what I created. Art has helped me in ways I can't even put into words. That led me to the realisation that I want to pursue art therapy as a career.

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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