An unbelievable mass of people is suffering from debilitating mental illnesses these days. There are many probable causes to that. One of the not-so-obvious ones is probably that these illnesses started to be acknowledged by doctors just quite recently. Depression, the most common disease of the mind, was recognized only in the 1980s, before that it did not 'exist.' Other reason might be our dissipating relationship with nature. Just recently Scottish doctors started prescribing nature and it turns out that it helps the patients quite a lot. It is impossible to name all of the causes for mental sicknesses, but social media, stressful jobs and unhealthy lifestyle must add to it.
Chances are, some of your friends or relatives are coping with depression. Sometimes the best start in helping the person suffering is to try to step into his shoes for just a moment. Understanding what does depression feel like, how undermining it is, can show the guidelines for help. And if you are not gifted with such great empathy, the compilation of depression drawings that we have created might give you a glimpse of what is depression. Scroll down below of 100+ depression artworks by various artist and see how they feel or imagine depression.
Living with depression is hard, but it is treatable, so if you think that you might be suffering from it or spot the first depression symptoms with your relative or a friend, don't ignore it. Get help.
#2 Mind Devour
The painting describes a person with psychological problems such as schizophrenia, insanity, depression or other mental problems. His endless screaming makes his own mind eat him up. I have periods in my life where I feel like this. I wanted to make an illustration of my thoughts and my pain within.
#4 Colorful Depression
I create death-inspired love illustrations to cope with my depression.
#9 Teen Depression