*The charcoal artwork featured above is titled "Too Much" by Emily McGuigan*
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Some days, I feel energetic and like I can accomplish everything I set out to.
Some days, I wake up and feel like I didn’t even get a chance at having a good day. I have no desire to get out of bed or talk to anyone or study or go to the gym or read or think.
Some days, I just need a break.
And that’s okay.
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper
As an artist with Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), I have primarily used drawing and painting to help me cope with and explain traumatic or stressful events in my life, but also to discover who I am as a person. Art allows me to reach within myself to heal myself.
Emily McGuigan resides in the Philadelphia area and currently attends West Chester University as a Junior. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts with minors in International Business and Psychology. Emily’s passion for the arts and lifelong struggles with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder have led her to explore art therapy as a potential career path. She aims to help educate others on the benefits of creative expression on mental health recovery as she pursues her studies.