The Art of Mental Health and Self-Care

Welcome


Mental health and self-care should go together like peanut butter and jelly.

A creative blog with original artwork and my journey into psychology and starting a career in mental health care.

Who am I? 

I am weird. I am not neurotypical and proud of this fact. I am both a watercolor artist and a mental health worker. I originally enrolled in college to major in art, but switched to a degree in Psychology when I quickly fell in love with the concepts and material. I am a licensed peer support specialist and have received my Bachelors in Psychology. I am also currently working on my Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work. I enjoy painting with watercolor mediums in my free time, and discussing important mental health issues and concerns that effect a diverse population of every day people.

I went through years of childhood medical neglect and have my own lived experience with diagnosis, so I do ask that you please be patient with me. My own experience has allowed me to continue reaching out to those in need of support. This website is going to be a mix of my own original unusual artwork which I consider my form of self-care, and diving into various subjects revolving around mental health, neurodiversity and Psychology.

I am currently working on creating a tarot deck and am hoping to eventually write a book discussing the real world concerns and impacts of adult ADHD. I have a deep interest in abnormal psychology and have spent countless years studying various diagnostic criteria such as but not limited to; PTSD, ADHD, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma experiences, among others. I believe heavily in human centered trauma informed care, and believe everyone deserves to be talked to and treated like a human being, free from stigma and judgment. If nothing else I just want you to know; I hear you.
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My art consists of a lot of weird monsters and strange concepts, I want to make this known first and foremost. My inspiration tends to flow from more obscure concepts, but comes from a deep place of internal healing and personal expression which is rooted in my own form of self-care. It has helped me heal. My art is created to provoke various feelings and emotions, but also it has been a large aspect of my own journey into mental health recovery. Creating different kinds of artwork is an outlet for me, but I truly enjoy sharing it with the world. I have sold work in various shows, conventions and sell commissioned watercolor pieces in my down time.

– Jeanine Beverly
QMHA, PSS, MSSW student

Made in memory of my grandmother.



Disclaimer:
*I do work in the mental health field, but I am not
a doctor. Everything on this blog is
my own opinion and it is meant to be used as a
personal outlet.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kellie Jean Dempsey says:

    Great job on the new website, and the artwork. I will check it often to see how it progresses.

  2. Love the giraffes, and what a lovely ‘memory’ note. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to following along on your journey. I am a grandmother with a daughter (the mother of my grandson and my eldest of two daughters) whose mental health has often been compromised by the world’s inability to hear, understand, allow, accept and hold space for her unique way of seeing and being in the world. What a powerful gift to take your experiences and use them to create better in the world. Thank you!

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