Harper Hanson is a writer, artist, and mental health advocate from Denver, Colorado. She is currently an art student with hopes of becoming an art teacher or art therapist, while also pursuing speaking on her experience with mental illness. Harper is pursuing opening a non-profit that writes letters to psychiatric patients in treatment (cranesforchange.com
) with the hopes of bringing some hope into the world. Harper also advocates on Instagram with her page at instagram.com/harpers_hope_page
and has shared her story on platforms such as The Mighty, Unstuck: OCD Kids Speak Out, and Scholastic Choices Magazine.
by Harper Hanson
After experiencing mountains of trauma at the hands of her therapist, Harper Hanson found that treating her OCD might actually be better solved in the operating room.