But creative pieces mean more than just artwork for one Hagerstown native, Jenna Line, a UM SSW MSW student who uses art as a way to combat bipolar disorder.
“When I feel manic, I feel more creative,” Line said. “I have a lot of racing thoughts and ideas, which is when I get most of my inspiration. There’s a lot of research suggesting a relationship of bipolar disorder with creativity. But it’s just an association, not causation.”