Hey all this is the founder of Artists with Issues (aka AWI). I've started this group because recently I experienced a break and have been diagnosed with schizophrenia after spending some time in a mental hospital. If you don't know what schizophrenia is, it's a long-term mental disorder that warps the viewers sense of reality. For me I hear music talk to me and people whisper about me.
Art has been a therapeutic release for me especially music when listening to them through headphones. Medication also helps me overcome many challenges. This group is for all types of artists who have also been diagnosed with medical issues and for us to come together over a common issue. You do not need to prove you're diagnosed with anything and the goal isn't to pry. Mental health issues affect people differently and we all handle them in our own ways.