Shanina Dionna: Mental Health & Art

Mental health is an issue glazed over and forgotten about, even though it affects nearly everyone. The artistic world reveres its historical “tortured” geniuses, such as Vincent van Gogh or Kurt Cobain, but often fails to address the mental health issues within its own community. Artists must fight on their own to promote mental healthcare and promote awareness, as the world around them seems to ignore it in favor of the work they produce. One of these artists is Shanina Dionna, a Philadelphia based artist who works in education and mental health awareness.

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