Dear Mind, not today.

2017

Mental Illness. The elephant in the room. 

A topic that is still hush hush even though one in four adults will experience it in their lives.

 

Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat. A feeling that for many is only for a split second after a shock or scare, but for others this can be a feeling which can consume their days. 

 

I have used the stereotype of a paper bag to control breathing to raise awareness and open up the secretive conversations. Take a closer look and you will notice that one of the four bags has a ladder, this is to represent that someone from afar may look fine and only after taking a longer look you realise they're not quite okay.