Artists Through History

Mental Illness is nothing new. Many accomplished, creative and famous people have struggled with mental illness. We celebrate those who have risen above their limitations and contributed to positive new additions to our world. Please follow the links for their bios and additional information. 

Kim Noble Bio

Yayoi Kusama Bio

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free" – Jim Morrison Bio

"Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call" – Sylvia Plath Bio

"My pain and sadness give me my strength. My strength ruins my mind, body and soul. I’ve been trapped all my life. Not by man or cages. But by my own emotions. Where I’ve been by traveling inside myself can be summed up by one word — Damn. Pain manifests itself into peace and growth….Only when you deal with the root of it the right way" – Brandon Marshall Bio

"If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do." – Angelina Jolie Bio

"There's no point in saying anything other than the truth" – Amy Winehouse Bio

"Things that I feel really sad about, I talk about. That way, if it's funny, it doesn't hurt anymore." – Pete Davidson Bio