Mental Health Art

Just under a year ago in June 2014, I created this series of art work. The six images were each designed to depict a different mental illness or the symptoms associated with it; and they also mock some of the negative stigma that go hand-in-hand with suffering from these disorders.

I designed the series in black and red because for me, they’re the two boldest colours that there are. The black represents the illness, isolation, secrets and negativity that we face from the rest of the world; whilst the areas of red represent the glimpse of hope, which no matter how small is brighter and more predominant than the illness.

We need to stop shaking our heads and silently being at war with the uneducated comments we hear; we need to stop making peace with the idea that mental health issues aren’t as high priority as physical illness, and instead – we need to actively stand strong and fight for better.

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I hope you like them, to view the rest of my art portfolio, click here.

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22 thoughts on “Mental Health Art

  1. lifeofmiblog says:

    Something about this image really hits the spot with me….maybe it’s because I have a “Screw loose”! Thanks Lauren love it

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    • bylaurenhayley says:

      Funnily enough originally that was the plan for them! I couldn’t find any awareness fashion that actually looked nice to wear. It was all ‘stop the stigma!’ Which is great for some people, but I wouldn’t wear it. Due to funds it didn’t happen but maybe it will do one day!

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