Sarah Gertsman experienced mental illness in early childhood. Until the age of 20, she tried to cope without doctors, and then decided to seek help. Months of changing doctors and medicines followed. But now, for several years, the girl has been living on her own. She graduated from the “Free Workshops” School of Contemporary Art and works as a graphic designer. She knows firsthand what stigmatization of people with mental disabilities is, so she openly talks about her own experience. Recently, the artist herself started conducting art therapy workshops.