137 Artists Try To Show What Depression Looks Like And Some Results Will Make Your Skin Crawl
Chances are, some of your friends or relatives are coping with depression. Sometimes the best start in helping the person suffering is 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 this mental illness is.
The artists behind these gloomy drawings have first-hand experience dealing with mental illnesses, and their drawings illustrate it in a very relatable way. From monsters living in your head to feelings of complete loneliness, depression is way more debilitating than one might think.
Scroll down below for these depression artworks by various artists and see how they feel or imagine this mental illness.
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.
The painting describes a person with mental problems such as schizophrenia, insanity, depression, or other mental health 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.
A figure sketch from "Falling" a unique art project I worked on from 2010-2014 about my experience with depression.
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,
Falling Sketch No. 55
This depression in art 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.
Depression is like a cancer of the mind.
Monsters don't live under your bed, they live inside your head.
Good Bye Depression
This dark drawing was inspired by depression and the effect it has on people, its a subject that's 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.
Someone somewhere feels less alone when finding that they can relate to something. Mental illness can feel extremely isolating.
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.
She's Not Sad. She Feels Empty
The Other Bedroom
I feel sad and cold. But happy, because I have friends. So I feel guilty that I'm sad.
I Decided To Give Art Therapy A Go To Work Through Some Stuff - This Is My Interpretation Of Depression, Anxiety And Depersonalisation
Morning Kiss From Your Depression
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.
"Depression" - painting by my grandmother
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.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
My roleplay character Seth, who struggles with PTSD and depression. This is a simple illustration of what that feels like.
This drawing was inspired by an article that talked about the bio-polar tendencies that a depression person experiences.
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.