Artist: Rebecca McGean
Artist Bio: I was an educational assistant for 26 years working in both elementary and secondary schools. I was in the process of transitioning a student into the school when the student had a psychotic break and was attack by the student. I continued to work but it was different after the attack, then on the anniversary of the attack I had a breakdown and was diagnosed PTSD. As a result of the PTSD and dealing with anxiety, depression and struggling with the balancing of my medications and receiving little help from the medical system, I started dabbling with some art to help improve my mental well-being. I find that art is an outlet that has a calming effect and is an outlet for my feelings
Description: This is me in the boat feeling small and insignificant. Long Description This shows the distance and isolation of depression. The boat is very small, getting overtaken by the stormy sea.