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David J Platt

"I have faced mental health challenges for over 20 years now. Firstly I was misdiagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia which was then re-diagnosed as bipolar affective disorder type 1 along with psychotic depression. Later I was also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

It’s been a long and winding road with many highs and lows but the greatest discovery has been the power of healing though art. I have been on a journey of individuation for the last 3 years leaning heavily on Jungian depth psychology. This and my painting has helped me enormously in understanding mood swings, triggers and how best to navigate my emotional wellbeing.

I am constantly on the forefront of speaking about my mental health as I want to de-stigmatise mental wellbeing."

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