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Illustrated Versions of Mental Illnesses

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There’s nothing funny about mental illness. These monstrous illustrations of mental illnesses by Toby Allen at Bored Panda are remarkable works of art.

“From anxiety to depression to body dismorphic disorder, Toby Allen intended by this artwork particularly to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more manageable as physical entities.

“The project originated from imagining my own anxieties as monsters and finding it to be a cathartic and healing process to draw them,” Allen told The Huffington Post. “It made them feel weaker and I was able to look at my own anxiety in a comical way.”

“It made them feel weaker and I was able to look at my own anxiety in a comical way”

“I hope it helps [people] see their illness in a different light, make it appear more manageable”

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Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

One thought on “Illustrated Versions of Mental Illnesses

  1. These are wonderfully creative illustrations. I love the intent to give them form and face to lessen their impact to those under their influence. Well done.

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