How can we combat the stigma of mental illness? Negative perceptions of mental health issues can have deleterious effects for patients: the stigma often inhibits them from seeking treatment and can create barriers in the workplace, social circles, and the legal system.
Wheatley’s portraits are a breath of fresh air. Her work is informal and intuitive. Each drawing is a pocket-sized 4” x 7-3/8.” She uses watercolor, ink, gel pen, graphite, and gouache on paper.
Original portraits on display at University of Rochester Medical Center’s Miner Library