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York County artist with bipolar disorder helps others with mental health issues – York Dispatch

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

York County artist with bipolar disorder helps others with mental health issues – York Dispatch

Jimmy Purkey, co-founder of the UpCollective, sprays paint on a Pennsylvania Dutch distelfink at the Penn Street Art Bridge Block Party Saturday, July 29, 2017. The York Time Bank hosted the block party at North Penn and Smyser streets to kick off the Penn Street Art Bridge project. Bill Kalina photo (Photo: , The York Dispatch)

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On days when Jimmy Purkey isn't feeling like himself, he likes to head over to his art studio, squeeze some brightly colored paint onto a palette and go to work on his latest piece.

Purkey, 42, of New Salem, painting primarily the style "chaos abstract," as he put it, has made art an integral part of his life as a therapeutic pastime. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 16.

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