Vancouver artists Janet Ford shares her experience with bulimia and bipolar disorder through her artwork. Her piece “Who Cares” displays the ‘who cares’ mentality experienced in feelings of mania and depression.
During depressive and/or manic episodes, individuals are often unable to focus on the presence their current actions. This leads individuals to often loose a sense of meaning and purpose in their daily life. Ford explains often feeling alone when dealing with such mental illnesses. Expressing herself through her artwork allows her to relieve shame on the behavior that was caused by these mental health disorders.