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Lee Ann Thill, MA, ATR-BC, LPC

Diabetes Art Day is organized and facilitated by Lee Ann Thill, diabetes advocate and art therapist. Diabetes Art Day was initiated in 2010 to encourage individuals and families with diabetes to engage in creative visual expression to communicate their experience with diabetes, connect with others, raise awareness, and promote insight and positive coping skills.

Lee Ann is also founder and facilitator of the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange, and has been a blogger and active participant in the Diabetes Online Community. Lee Ann is a registered board-certified art therapist and Pennsylvania licensed professional counselor in
private practice, a doctoral student in the Expressive Therapies program at Lesley University, and Associate Professor of Creative Arts Therapy at West Liberty University in West Virginia.

Lee Ann has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1978, and believes that creative expression is a path to living well with diabetes.

Disclaimer: While Diabetes Art Day has potential healing value for participants, it is not art therapy, nor is it a substitute for professional mental health care. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety or other psychological distress, please consult your doctor or local mental health care professional.

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