Back in 2016 I created 31 different dark art interpretations of mental illness disorders for Inktober (that were featured on Bored Panda), in order to start an unconventional conversation.

In the past 2 years, mental health has become more openly talked about, but many people suffering from mental illnesses are still considered "crazy" or "mental". And as long as the stigma remains, I'll keep creating artwork to continue that conversation.

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#1 Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A mental health disorder characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities.

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#2 Generalized Depression

Generalized Depression

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Magpie 2 months ago

Oh yes.

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#3 ADHD

ADHD

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Ronan Watson 2 months ago

As an adult with ADD and a kid very much with ADHD it can be a very hard thing to manage. Medication helps but with it comes a need to be very organized and structured because if you aren't your world falls apart. I remember playing baseball as a child and if a butterfly flew past the game was over for me.

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#4 Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by reoccurring unexpected panic attacks. Panic attacks are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, numbness, or a feeling that something terrible is going to happen.

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#5 Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

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- 2 months ago

It does feel like this. Like everything and everyone is watching you, ready to laugh at you when you fail.

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#6 Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder is a mental disorder that refers to the deliberate destruction of the surface of ones own body without suicidal intent. These behaviors include cutting, burning, scraping skin, hitting, and biting oneself and are primarily inflicted to cause bleeding, bruising, or pain.

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#7 OCD

OCD

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Randy Dhuyvetter 2 months ago

Anyone who thinks being neat and organized means they have OCD, have never seen anyone who actually suffers from it.

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#8 Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

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#9 Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

since i'm bored anyway,.. A mental health disorder characterised by disregard for other people.

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#10 Schizophrenia Disorder

Schizophrenia Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly. Schizophrenia is characterised by thoughts or experiences that seem out of touch with reality, disorganised speech or behaviour and decreased participation in daily activities. Difficulty with concentration and memory may also be present.

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#11 Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A mental disorder characterised by unstable moods, behaviour and relationships. Symptoms include emotional instability, feelings of worthlessness, insecurity, impulsivity and impaired social relationships.

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#12 Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Intermittent explosive disorder (sometimes abbreviated as IED) is a behavioral disorder characterized by explosive outbursts of anger and violence, often to the point of rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand (e.g., impulsive screaming triggered by relatively inconsequential events)

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#13 Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is an anxious personality disorder characterized by an inability to be alone. People with DPD develop symptoms of anxiety when they're not around others. They rely on other people for comfort, reassurance, advice, and support.

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#14 Pica Disorder

Pica Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities, like autism and intellectual disabilities, and in children between the ages of 2 and 3. ... People with pica frequently crave and eat nonfood items such as: dirt

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#15 Depersonalization Disorder

Depersonalization Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Depersonalization disorder is marked by periods of feeling disconnected or detached from one's body and thoughts (depersonalization). The disorder is sometimes described as feeling like you are observing yourself from outside your body or like being in a dream. However, people with this disorder do not lose contact with reality; they realize that things are not as they appear. An episode of depersonalization can last anywhere from a few minutes to (rarely) many years.

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#16 Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A disorder characterised by social discomfort and avoidance of interpersonal contact. Someone who has avoidant personality disorder avoids intimate and social contact with others. People with this condition may be extremely shy, fear ridicule and be overly concerned with looking foolish.

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#17 Body Dysmorphia Disorder

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. The flaw may be minor or imagined. But the person may spend hours a day trying to fix it. The person may try many cosmetic procedures or exercise to excess. People with this disorder may frequently examine their appearance in a mirror, constantly compare their appearance with that of others and avoid social situations or photos.

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#18 Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Dissociative identity disorder, previously called multiple personality disorder, is usually a reaction to trauma as a way to help a person avoid bad memories. Dissociative identity disorder is characterised by the presence of two or more distinct personality identities. Each may have a unique name, personal history and characteristics.

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#19 Delirium Disorder

Delirium Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Delirium is a condition of severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function. Delirium in itself is not a disease, but rather a cluster of symptoms that may result from a disease or other clinical process. Shorter in duration than dementia, it is often the result of treatable physical or mental illness. Underlying causes should be investigated. Delirium can be a side effect of some medications. Delirium is also referred to as "acute confusional state" or "acute brain syndrome."

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#20 Dermatillomania

Dermatillomania

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Excoriation Disorder (Skin Picking or Dermatillomania),... i think it's a disorder about picking own skin or other people skin. (i don't know if it's a dead skin or healthy living skin tissue, it'll be scary if it's the latter)

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#21 Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor

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#22 Cotard's Delusion

Cotard's Delusion

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs.

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#23 Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

A disorder in which a child becomes excessively anxious when separated from parents. Separation anxiety differs from normal clinginess. Children with the disorder can't think about anything but the present fear of separation. They may have nightmares or regular physical complaints. They may be reluctant to go to school or other places.

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#24 Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse Disorder

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago

looks like it's about alcoholic and using any kind of substance that induce intoxicated state with no good purpose

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