Going through tough times, like experiencing mental illnesses or a trauma can be extremely difficult. People can find that making meaning or finding purpose in what they experienced can help them come out the otherside.
This can be very personal, but might include figuring out personal strengths, having a new appreciation for life, undergoing a spiritual change or finding ways to make a difference.
Joseph uses art, like 'Finding your silver linings' to create a connection between his culture, his experiences with mental health issues and to tell his story.
He says, "I began engaging with my art more when I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2 disorder in 2017, this became the way I was able to understand what was going on internally. I find art a great coping mechanism for my mental health journey as I combine my cultural foundations of the art itself with the storytelling and connection of my Bipolar condition."