Karin Jervert is an artist, author and psychiatric survivor. She is the Arts Editor at Mad in America. Certified in eCPR and Personal Medicine. Her artwork including essays, visual art, graphic narratives, and poetry explores self empowerment, normalization of suffering and the power of creative expression to transform trauma - particularly trauma experienced as a result of forced psychiatric treatment. Her study of Buddhism and improvisational comedy find their way into her work as well. Purchase her book of poetry 'In Water Not Blood' here.