b'GEORGIA OKEEFE Georgia OKeefe was so afraid of being unoriginal as an artist that she destroyed all of her paintings right before her 30th birthday. She was briefly hospitalized for depression, but emerged feeling reborn. She wrote to her husband, I am not sick anymore. Everything in me begins to move. Shortly after this, she found inspiration in the Southwest, and subsequently created many of her haunting landscapes.JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme says he worked out his teenage depression in physical endeavors such as karate and ballet. He says he was . . . compensating for [then undiagnosed] manic- depressive disease. When I didnt train for a couple of days, I felt so low and nothing could make me happy. He was formally diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder and placed on sodium valproate. He says, In one week, I felt it kick in. All the commotion around me, all the water around me, moving left and right around me, became like a lake.Academic Concerns98'