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My Selective Mute Daughter Communicates Through Her Art (15 Pics)

My daughter is a selective mute and as such has anxiety and a fear of speaking but she has so much to say. She identifies as LGBTQ and often draws through this lens as well as a mental health lens. She is completely self-taught and is my inspiration to share, in whatever way you can, how you feel about this world that we live in.

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I Created Different Princess With Different Stories

I’ve been home for 2 months because of lockdown. My depression (which I have been struggling with for 2 years) started to worsen. To move away from black thoughts, I started to play with graphics. Each of them has its own stories, just like my emotions when drawing. You can check their stories here:

Oh, and you can buy them for your own on the open sea (check VLV MVRIV).#1 

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I Coped With My Anger And Depression By Creating A Sexy Cartoon Villain

Someone really close to me hurt me badly. This was back in September 2020. I won’t go into detail, but I spent weeks being virtually paralyzed with grief and depression. Finally, a simple truth dawned on me: it really was her. Not me. I was used by a person who came across as sweet in innocent but, in reality, turned out to be a self-absorbed sociopath. It was at that moment that my depression turned into anger.

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My Surreal Photography Is A Reflection On A Long Battle With Depression

I began exploring photography about 12 years ago; around the same time I faced depression for the first time in my life as a way to express my state of mind. Photography allowed me to escape into a different world, the one which I was creating, a place and a story that was lead by me, not that I was led by. However, after a few months I feel deep into the arms of depression and lost all passion for the medium.

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In 2014 when I had come out on the other side of the depression and was pursuing a BFA degree in Photography in San Francisco, I picked up the medium again and began to unconsciously explore themes of depression in my work.

Everything I created reflected on the years I was living with depression, inspired by psychology, surrealism and the Scandinavian landscapes that I grew up around. From there on it has been a medium I use to document our internal world focusing on themes inspired by psychology, surrealism and our unconscious mind.

My work is very personal to me, and has been a sort of therapy to combat my own emotions and experiences I’ve had over the years, yet I try to make it as anonymous as possible in order for it to speak to each spectator that will view it, so they can reflect back on their own journey in life through interacting with the internal world of the figures shown in my work.

I want my work to shine light on mental health and the darker and .

My work has been shown in galleries around the world and I hope to keep exhibiting it to the public in galleries and museum places in the future and turn it into a book in the nearest future.


Gabriel Isak 

Gabriel Isak was born in 1990 in Huskvarna, Sweden. In 2016, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Isak has exhibited his work at solo exhibitions at The Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, California and his works have been included in various important exhibitions including “Acclimatize” at Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden and “Culture Pop” at M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia. Isak lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, from where he travels all around the world for personal and commissioned projects.

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I Paint My Depression

Hi! I’m an artist from the Yorkshire Coast, England. I paint colorful, alternative portraits of iconic people. I suffer from depression aka ‘the black dog’ as it is sometimes known but I find that my art allows me to paint over the darkness.

I express myself with color as a way of managing my mental health; it’s not just a job or an interest, it’s part of my self-care routine and keeps me grounded when the dark storms in my head threatened to carry me away. I hope you guys like my work and would love to hear from others who use their creativity to combat mental health issues.

Goldie Hawn in ‘Death Becomes Her’

Iconic feminist Florence Given

Billie Eilish

Iconic mexican artist Frida Kahlo

The Joker

A collection of my portraits

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9 Mental Illnesses And Disorders Illustrated As Creepy Monsters

Sillvi is a Korean-born Canadian artist whose colorful anime-style illustrations we’ve featured back in May. This time, however, the artist is back with something a little more dark – he illustrated a handful of mental illnesses and disorders as creepy monsters and some of them are truly terrifying.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Sillvi said he doesn’t want to claim originality for the idea. “I’ve seen multiple artists depict mental illnesses as monsters. What motivated me to do my own version was because these depictions seemed to either romanticize or demonize the illnesses. Majority of them focused on manifesting some sort of monster that causes pain to their victims,” said the artist. He said his initial motivation was not to draw monters but rather to draw how they feel.

“My depictions are not perfect, and the experiences of those suffering from them can differ for each individual. I’ve made sure to include excerpts from credible sources on each illness I covered in the description of my Instagram posts,” added Sillvi. “The last thing I want is spreading misinformation.”

See the artist’s illustrations of mental illnesses and disorders as creepy monsters in the gallery below!

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“Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person’s ability to function independently. -Mayo Clinic”


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“Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living. -Mayo Clinic”


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“Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.

PTSD has been known by many names in the past, such as “shell shock” during the years of World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II. But PTSD does not just happen to combat veterans. PTSD can occur in all people, in people of any ethnicity, nationality or culture, and any age. PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed PTSD in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD.

People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people. People with PTSD may avoid situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event, and they may have strong negative reactions to something as ordinary as a loud noise or an accidental touch.



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“Bipolar disorders are brain disorders that cause changes in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. Bipolar disorder is a category that includes three different conditions — bipolar I, bipolar II and cyclothymic disorder.

People with bipolar disorders have extreme and intense emotional states that occur at distinct times, called mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic, hypomanic or depressive. People with bipolar disorders generally have periods of normal mood as well. Bipolar disorders can be treated, and people with these illnesses can lead full and productive lives. (American Psychiatric Association)”


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“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).

An estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. ADHD is often first identified in school-aged children when it leads to disruption in the classroom or problems with schoolwork. It can also affect adults. It is more common among boys than girls. (American Psychiatric Association)”


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“Anorexia (an-o-REK-see-uh) nervosa — often simply called anorexia — is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight. People with anorexia place a high value on controlling their weight and shape, using extreme efforts that tend to significantly interfere with their lives.

To prevent weight gain or to continue losing weight, people with anorexia usually severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may control calorie intake by vomiting after eating or by misusing laxatives, diet aids, diuretics or enemas. They may also try to lose weight by exercising excessively. No matter how much weight is lost, the person continues to fear weight gain.

Anorexia isn’t really about food. It’s an extremely unhealthy and sometimes life-threatening way to try to cope with emotional problems. When you have anorexia, you often equate thinness with self-worth.

Anorexia, like other eating disorders, can take over your life and can be very difficult to overcome. But with treatment, you can gain a better sense of who you are, return to healthier eating habits and reverse some of anorexia’s serious complications. (Mayo Clinic)”



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“Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.

Many people have focused thoughts or repeated behaviors. But these do not disrupt daily life and may add structure or make tasks easier. For people with OCD, thoughts are persistent and unwanted routines and behaviors are rigid and not doing them causes great distress. Many people with OCD know or suspect their obsessions are not true; others may think they could be true (known as poor insight). Even if they know their obsessions are not true, people with OCD have a hard time keeping their focus off the obsessions or stopping the compulsive actions. -American Psychiatric Association”


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“Antisocial personality disorder: a pattern of disregarding or violating the rights of others. A person with antisocial personality disorder may not conform to social norms, may repeatedly lie or deceive others, or may act impulsively. – American Psychiatric Association

Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental condition in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior.

Individuals with antisocial personality disorder often violate the law, becoming criminals. They may lie, behave violently or impulsively, and have problems with drug and alcohol use. Because of these characteristics, people with this disorder typically can’t fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school. – Mayo Clinic”

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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35 Thought-Provoking Illustrations That Show What’s Wrong With Our Society

Daniel Garcia is a professional designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. His thought-provoking illustrations deal with a variety of topics, including politics and social issues and serve as a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with today’s society. ““How are our relationships changing because of technology?”, “We want to save the world, but how dependent are we on other people’s slave work?”, “What are the ideas that free and restrain us?”, are just some of the important issues I want to address,” says the artist.

Check out Daniel’s illustrations in the gallery below!

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#1 Pro Life

#2 Your Own Personal Slaves

#3 Clean The Planet

#4 Gender Gap

#5 Poverty

#6 Overwork

#7 Walking Together

#8 Health Is A Business

#9 Amazon Is Burning

#10 Relationships

#11 A Successful Man

#12 Crushing Creativity

#13 War & Business

#14 Clean The Planet

#15 I Own The Water

#16 Plastic Islands

#17 Facebook Spies

#18 Politicians

#19 You You You

#20 Freedom

#21 Fake News

#22 Immigrants

#23 Trump’s Wall

#24 Divorce

#25 Ego

#26 The Virus

#27 Online Privacy

#28 Depression

#29 Opinion Polls

#30 Out Of Job

#31 Artificial Intelligence President

#32 Fashion

#33 Facebook Death

#34 We Rule The World

#35 Media And Facts

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Artist Illustrates How His Adopted Cat Helped Him Cope With Depression Over The Past 2 Months

Yash Pandit is an artist from Mumbai, India who has been struggling with mental health problems for a while now. And recently he received much-needed help from someone unexpected – a cat named Bagheera.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said he always wanted a dark-colored cat. “There’s always this stupid superstition surrounding dark cats about them being bad luck, so not many people wanted him anyway,” said Yash. “But mostly because out of all of the kittens there, he was the one I connected with, he was very calm. loving and always looking to cause some mischief. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him.”

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The artist said that his new cat is a true rascal. “He will convince you that he’s sweet and calm, and then pounce on you when you look away. He’s the most friendly cat I’ve ever seen, has no problem in loving and greeting anyone new. He’s smart enough to pretend that he’s fallen asleep but also thinks his shadow is another cat and starts pouncing on it,” said Yash. He said that Bagheera loves to watch Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with him and that the cat won’t fall asleep until Yash puts on Frank Ocean songs. “I love him with all my life,” says the artist.

The artist suffered from Type 1 rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety. He says the latter were by-products of his primary disorder. “I have a therapist and a psychiatrist, and I have a strict regime of therapy and medications that I follow religiously to keep my disorder under my control,” revealed Yash.

The artist believes that it’s absolutely important to seek proper health for mental health disorders. “A lot of people mistook this comic as my cat being the sole reason that I’m out of my depression, which is not true. I had to work hard, get therapy, take my medication on time,” said Yash.

“My cat helped me get out of my bed, have a workout routine, eat healthy when I feed him, wake up on time, etc. But I attribute my getting better largely to the strict regime of medication and therapy,” concluded the artist.

People loved Yash’s comic

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