Bipolar Disorder: Then and Now
It's About Time
My self-portrait reflects the work of the 15th and 16th-century Renaissance period of art during the Middle Age's transition to modernity. I use this art period to represent the continuing 21st-century transitional understanding of bipolar disorder.
What originated as an antiquated manic-depressive descriptor has developed into a more sound account of a medical and neurochemically-based mood disorder.
Unfortunately, despite the advances our society has made in understanding the illness, our collective acceptance of it has not.
We can change that by reading
"STIGMA Through the Eyes of a Bipolar Artist By David A. Feingold, Ed.D, LCSW
David Feingold tells his story using words and art. Through his memoir and poetry, he guides us on his dramatic journey through winding roads of
discovery and self-understanding. His visceral illustrations and honest prose provide an intimate look into his struggles with mental illness and healing through art. With his unique voice, "STIGMA Through the Eyes of a Bipolar Artist" invites us to explore our own stories and recognize that we are all connected through power of hope, resilience, and determination.