Jennifer Gerdes wrote -Health and Happiness are core values at J. Cottage! The founder lives with bipolar disorder, and is very open about it. We fight the stigma by refusing to act like mental illness is something to be ashamed of. We find that our honesty inspires many of our customers and fellow artisans open up about their own experience with mental illness. Many people find creative expression therapeutic. Every day is art therapy day at J. Cottage!