Last week, I went to speak to a psychiatrist at the hospital. it was really interesting, the walls in the corridors were covered with painting from patients. Beautiful and colorful paintings I may add.
I still struggle with the concept of insanity. I can understand that if someone is dangerous to him or herself and other, they need to be monitored. Maybe some people need time to think things through so it might be good for them. But then, there are the treatments, for instance, Ketamine is becoming a treatment for bipolarity while to me it is and will remain an anesthetic for horses. I have seen people fighting over Ketamine-like beasts in rave parties, one of the reasons why I stopped a long time ago taking any strong drugs. Nicotine, chocolate, and Alcohol are drugs obviously, but the way I consume them, I still remember what I have done and I assume the consequences of my actions.
Catherine Zedler, contemporary swiss painter, studied in Maryland / USA
NOTE: I do not know if Catherine Zedler, a swiss painter has any mental condition, I picked this paintin for the colors and the brightness of the brush.