Sometimes words aren’t enough. As a memoirist who writes about my mental illness, I know this truth well. It is frustrating trying to shrink vague feelings into words. That’s one of the reasons why art is so important. Being able to capture a feeling on paper is not easy, but once an artist is able to do it, the final product can be profound. These six artists did just that.
1. Edward Honaker took a series of self-portraits to portray his battle with depression and anxiety.
2. John William Keedy’s photo series conveys his personal battle with anxiety.
3. This photo by Victoria Krundysheva’s
is part of a series that depicts depression.
4. Christain Hopkin’s photos are about his life with depression and a mood disorder.
5. Tsoku Maela takes self-portraits to fight mental illness stigma, especially within black communities.
6. Christian Sampson’s photos express the difficulties of multiple mental disorders. This photo, in particular, is about addiction.
About The Author:
August Blair is the founder of Survival is a Talent. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media strategist. She is passionate about health and wellness, social issues, and the environment. She studies Communication at The University of North Georgia.
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