Candice is a Chattanooga native, but a seasoned traveler. She comes to H*Art Gallery through Joe Johnson Mental Health and uses art to cope with the anxiety associated with her diagnosis. She started making art at 6 years old to alleviate the stress of living with a drug-addicted mother and younger brother with autism. "Always, art has been an outlet to cope with stress and confusion." Candice went to live with her father at age 9 until she experienced a psychotic break at the age of 15 and was unable to function at school. She went in and out of treatment and was a ward of the state until she was 18. As an adult who has overcome many obstacles with art as her constant ally, she is encouraged by her therapist, husband , and father to show it to others.