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.

#1 Brain Sick

Brain Sick

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Jasmine Chen 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#3 Depression


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Little letitia 1 year 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 1 year ago

Sadly beautiful.

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#5 Stay


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

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Dracule Mihawk 1 year ago

I like this one.

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#6 Depression


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Natalie 1 year ago

Powerful image!

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#7 Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

once depression grabs hold of you...

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#8 Depression


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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

Beauty & strong scare.

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#9 Teen Depression

Teen Depression

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Random Person 1 year ago

Everyday slowly chipping you away…

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#10 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 1 year 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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