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.

#1

Brain Sick

Brain Sick

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

like me doing math right now

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#2

Mind Devour

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.

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Eva Ross 2 years ago

It looks like the cover of Pink Floyd The Wall (the movie)

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#3

Depression

Depression

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Little letitia 2 years ago

People always say my head is in the clouds. Little do they know those clouds are black and heavy with storms.

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#4

Colorful Depression

Colorful Depression

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Ditto 2 years ago

Sadly beautiful.

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#5

Stay

Stay

I create death-inspired love illustrations to cope with my depression.

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Dracule Mihawk 2 years ago

I like this one.

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#6

Depression

Depression

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Natalie 2 years ago

Powerful image!

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#7

Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

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Harvey Tydeman 2 years ago

once depression grabs hold of you...

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#8

Depression

Depression

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DancingToMyself 2 years ago

Beauty & strong scare.

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#9

Teen Depression

Teen Depression

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Random Person 2 years ago

Everyday slowly chipping you away…

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#10

Falling

Falling

A figure sketch from "Falling" a project I worked on from 2010-2014 about my experience with depression.

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Lynn Monet Bevino 2 years ago

I can relate to this. This is a great representation of the feeling of falling, helpless, as the agony pulls you in and down. As you submit, because you're too weak from trying to be strong.

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#11

Broken Soul

Broken Soul

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Harvey Tydeman 2 years ago

at least he has family to help him put him back together

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#12

My Depression Looks Like This

My Depression Looks Like This

On my 27th birthday my depression was finally just too fucking much. After many years of silently treating the severe recurrent episodes of my major depressive disorder, I gave up. I was not well and I needed to take the time to deal with how bad it had truly gotten. So I basically "came out" as the big faker depression had been telling me I was... no more masks,

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Caitie Forsyth 2 years ago

I, too, wear the masks. I just don't trust anyone enough to confide in them. They will just hurt me, like everyone/everything else. At times tho it almost seems more exhausting to hide then it would be to just express the overwhelming fear, pain and anger that is felt.

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#13

My Demons

My Demons

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D Rolls 2 years ago

This one hit me pretty hard

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#14

Can't Escape

Can't Escape

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Alma Sánchez 2 years ago

So damn familiar...

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#15

Depressed

Depressed

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

This looked so depressing I feel depressed too...

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#16

Falling Into Depression

Falling Into Depression

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Varjosielu 2 years ago

All too familiar feeling :(

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#17

Depression

Depression

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#18

Falling Sketch No. 55

Falling Sketch No. 55

This project is a visualization of personal experience with depression and anxiety. The condition brought on frequent episodes where I felt emotionally and physically out of control. Unable to “release” myself from these episodes, I waited for the physical limitations of my body to end them. Recounting the affected years, I realize how accustomed I became to depression’s influence; many emotions and feelings belonged to it and not my own personality. After an extended, untreated struggle, a diagnosis brought relief, and the process of unearthing myself from the disease began.

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Karl Stoll 2 years ago

This looks just like depression combined with anxiety. I know this pose all too well.

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#19

Evanesce

Evanesce

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Nurul Bintoro 2 years ago

I read it "Evanescence" instead of only "Evanesce"

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#20

Depression

Depression

Depression is like a cancer of the mind.

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Alma Sánchez 2 years ago

Your mind becomes your enemy :(

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#21

Black Dog

Black Dog

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Daria B 2 years ago

There's a black dog on my shoulder again. Licking my neck and saying she's my friend. Solitude the one thing that I really miss. Guess my life is a compromise. ♬♪

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#22

Depression

Depression

Monsters don't live under your bed, they live inside your head.

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Random Person 2 years ago

Sadly true

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#23

Depression

Depression

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Melina Pothier 2 years ago

I relate strongly to this. After I've driven myself to exhaustion with my OCD and depression and finally pass out on my bed tired from trying to fight it.

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#24

Good Bye Depression

Good Bye Depression

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

Promising!

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#25

Hopelessness

Hopelessness

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GalaxyInAJar 2 years ago

Bleeding out as you put on mask after mask

#26

Depression

Depression

This was inspired by depression and the effect it has on people, its a subject thats very close to my heart and i feel very passionate about it. So i created this image almost to try and explain depression to someone who's never experienced it or can not understand the effects it has on people.

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sixdeadelves 2 years ago

This one made me tear up a little

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#27

Depression

Depression

Someone somewhere feels less alone when finding that they can relate to something. Mental illness can feel extremely isolating.

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James Whitfield 2 months ago

this is so much like my problems right now. so true...

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#28

Again Insomnia

Again Insomnia

Really troublesome. My mind can't settle. Sometimes it end up with... twisted dream. I feel so depressed and sad every time I wake up, especially when everyone has gone.

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Katherine price 1 year ago

I understand

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#29

Art During A Time Of Depression

Art During A Time Of Depression

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Tara Wallace 2 years ago

F.I.N.E. = F@#$ed Up, Insecure, Neurotic & Emotional

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#30

November

November

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Tara Hulko 1 year ago

This is beautiful and hits home

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#31

She's Not Sad. She Feels Empty

She's Not Sad. She Feels Empty

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Magpie 2 years ago

Yes empty

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#32

Parasite

Parasite

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Belinda Matson 2 years ago

Apt: demon clawing through the mind while the subject is immobile

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#33

Depression

Depression

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

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Like mother like daughter.

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#34

Burden

Burden

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Katie Ru 2 years ago

Sometimes it feels that it is the only escape....

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#35

The Other Bedroom

The Other Bedroom

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Tara Hulko 1 year ago

This is amazing. You really capture the essence that is depression

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#36

Depression

Depression

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Daniela Petrova 2 years ago

alone in the dark

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#37

Red

Red

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

And it keeps on chewing ...

#38

Sickness

Sickness

I feel sad and cold. But happy, because I have friends. So I feel guilty that I'm sad.

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Daria B 2 years ago

To be honest. This one precisely describes how I felt through some phases on particularly sensitive days. Excessive guilt is so.... Terrible.

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#39

Depression

Depression

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

Seeing the world through a veil.

#40

I Decided To Give Art Therapy A Go To Work Through Some Stuff - This Is My Interpretation Of Depression, Anxiety And Depersonalisation

I Decided To Give Art Therapy A Go To Work Through Some Stuff - This Is My Interpretation Of Depression, Anxiety And Depersonalisation

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#41

Depression

Depression

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

You feel shattered completely

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#42

Brain Fog

Brain Fog

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Debbie Chappell 2 years ago

I can relate to most of these images. I have my depression mostly under control these days. When it comes now, it is like this, a brain cloud that I can feel the darkness gathering and engulfing me. An improvement from the animal clawing desperation of past days.

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#43

Morning Kiss From Your Depression

Morning Kiss From Your Depression

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Mary Alice Lynch 2 years ago

Nothing like waking up with that cold dread feeling.

#44

Depression

Depression

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Tieryen LaPlant 2 years ago

"Nothing kills a man faster than his own head"

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#45

Depression

Depression

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Magpie 2 years ago

That face on the right, disappearing

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#46

Dystopia

Dystopia

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

You lose who you are...

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#47

Depression

Depression

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Tanya Garcia 3 months ago

"Hello darkness my old friend"

#48

Depression Self-portrait

Depression Self-portrait

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

You just want to make it stop....anything to make it stop.

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#49

Depression

Depression

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

"Mommy, why do you listen to sad music most of the time"

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#50

Old Man In Sorrow

Old Man In Sorrow

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D-Nice 1738 2 years ago

Reminds me of a Van Gough

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#51

Depressive

Depressive

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Lexi Ridley 2 years ago

i love this so much oh my god

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#52

Depression

Depression

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H.M. Jordan 2 years ago

you're trying, you're reaching to get out, but it just keeps pulling you back into the pit.

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#53

Depressed

Depressed

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Ali Karimkoo 2 years ago

Great

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#54

Untitled

Untitled

I'm having a hard time reminding myself why I bother to keep going, I've suffered with depression most of my life, lost my job and my health went downhill, sitting here alone, after years of therapy and trying, I'm just feeling defeated.

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Elizabeth Molloy 2 years ago

There are so many pictures, and so many people commenting on them. I think more people suffer from mental illnesses/disorders than don't. We are the majority. Let's stick together and support each other.

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#55

Straight Jacket

Straight Jacket

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

They all called me crazy....but they didn't know the constraints and horrors of my own mind.

#56

Depression

Depression

"Depression" - painting by my grandmother

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Jessica Hudson 2 years ago

This

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#57

I Drew A Picture Of Depression

I Drew A Picture Of Depression

I've always imagined my depression as a sort of creature that hangs around, and when it gets bad it's trying to scoop me up. So I drew it.

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#58

Depression

Depression

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel 2 years ago

Great

#59

Depression Distorts Reality

Depression Distorts Reality

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Morgan Tootle-Speaker 3 months ago

no matter how beautiful life is, you're still trapped in there.

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#60

Stress, Anxiety, Depression

Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

Realizations of your own emotions...that part sucks

#61

Depression

Depression

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Magpie 2 years ago

edit: i'm safe, thank you

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#62

Depression

Depression

My roleplay character Seth, who struggles with PTSD and depression. This is a simple illustration of what that feels like.

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Tara Hulko 1 year ago

Perfect

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#63

Feels

Feels

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Daisy Montano 1 year ago

You can't escape from them

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#64

Depression

Depression

This drawing was inspired by an article that talked about the bio-polar tendencies that a depression person experiences.

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Tara Hulko 1 year ago

This is me

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#65

King Of Depression

King Of Depression

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Oumayma Bellila 2 years ago

so that's what he actually looks like

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#66

Broken Wings

Broken Wings

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Katherine price 1 year ago

*cries internally at how much I relate*

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#67

Depression

Depression

This painting is meant to depict depression. The raging sea represents anger; and the dark skies and use of only blue and black, sadness. The lighthouse is barely visible in the darkness and there is no beacon, symbolizing the absence of hope and happiness.

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

Perfect illustration!

#68

Depression

Depression

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Daisy Montano 1 year ago

I feel like the happiness inside of me is being overflowed by depression never being able so escape, this photo hits me hard.

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#69

Depression

Depression

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

I know that's not the point but that parrot is so cute!

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#70

Theft

Theft

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Magpie 2 years ago

Don't look at me!

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#71

Manic Depression

Manic Depression

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Jan Finnie 2 years ago

Absolutely perfect illustration of my mixed manic episodes!

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#72

Move On

Move On

Everyone of us suffered, lost loved ones, got harmed, felt betrayed, had a depression... In the end we are all human and nothing builds us better than suffering. However, to enjoy life, one must let go of the past; he must move on.. he must sew the wounds in his heart.. for only that makes us stronger, and so we see life in a different aspect.. We will easily overcome problems; we will be optimists.. The key to a bright future.. is moving on..

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Roos 2 years ago

Wonderful drawn!

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#73

Emptiness

Emptiness

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

When the black fog surrounds your head ...

#74

Dejection

Dejection

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Katherine price 1 year ago

perfect

#75

Aneurysm

Aneurysm

Things haven't been going as planned in life and as I sit and dwell on them I only drag myself back into a hole of depression and continue to bury myself within the hole with more worry and more bullshit.

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#76

The Cloud Seed

The Cloud Seed

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Sas 2 years ago

Very realistic view of depression. Beautiful arts! Even a kickass fiery red dress doesn't change the head at all

#77

Depression

Depression

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Angelika Okotokro 2 years ago

Just wow - this one got to me!

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#78

Depression

Depression

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Miriah S. 5 months ago

hi, op artist here. idk how y’all got this image since my old account has been dead for a while. anywho- i moved to @mirarts on tumblr if anyone is interested.

#79

Depression

Depression

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Daisy Montano 1 year ago

Destroys your mind

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#80

Depression

Depression

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Elecia Windmeyer 2 years ago

You struggle so hard to reach that light but it sucks you back in

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#81

Depression

Depression

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Katherine price 1 year ago

depression

#82

Inside

Inside