Together at the Poles


Amy Frank: Drawing

Amy Frank is a Canadian born artist who was diagnosed with Biploar Disorder in 2008 after struggling with depression, psychosis and substance abuse. Amy was encouraged into art school at a very young age and began to excel in her drawings by her early teens. In 2011 Amy launched the website, a collection of her personal art and creative writing. The website also shares the story of Amy’s journey with substance abuse and bipolar disorder. Currently in 2012 Amy is clean, sober and stable. She works as a professional artist out of her home town, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. Continue reading

Michelle Kelly: Illustration

A bit about my work…

Michelle Kelly is a Freelance Illustrator based in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, England. She is 28 years old and living with bipolar II. Inspirations include Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego and Francis Bacon.

Using a mixture of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, she creates Illustrations for books, magazines and business, as well as personal illustrations (just because she loves to draw!). Continue reading

Shele Katryna Cox: Drawings

Shele Katryna Cox is an artist with bipolar disorder, living in England. She started to draw about two decades ago at the age of five or six, and studied college-level art for a time, though anxiety and panic made it difficult to continue. She has now been married for seven years, having been fortunate enough to have found “my soul mate and best friend in my husband, [who] has seen me at my worst and still stood by me.” She draws primarily in black and white, but has recently been moving more into color. Continue reading

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Counselling from Daniel
Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RSW, CCC
Daniel Bader, Ph.D., RSW, CCC is a Registered Social Worker and Canadian Certified Counsellor with a private practice operating out of Kitchener, Ontario. He provides in-person counselling in Kitchener and email, video or telephone counselling within Canada.

To find out more, please visit the website for his private practice, Bader Mediation & Counselling Services.