The Value of Mental Health

  • THE VALUE OF MENTAL HEALTH
     
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the 2004 US Census, almost 60 million Americans suffer from a diagnosed mental disorder. Unfortunately, due to lack of understanding and societal pressures, many individuals feel ashamed to seek help. They suffer in prolonged silence from invisible, yet debilitating, diseases.
     
    I am a strong advocate for ending social stigma against mental illness. Thus, I painted this piece in honor of mental health awareness. I designed a mock New York Times magazine cover which features the famous “T” logo.
     
    For more information on Mental Health Awareness Month, or if you seek help for a related illness, visit Mental Health America.
     
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  • PUBLICATIONS
     
    February 2015
    Psyched: Resilience and Creativity on the Fringes of Mental Health
    Savannah, GA
    Illustration published in zine creating positive dialogue surrounding mental health. Visit the Psyched page for more information regarding this powerful project.
     
  • Published in Psyched Zine