This is my version of the more popular ( ; ) mark. A paper clip is a very simple innovation. It is just a twisted metal but it can keep things together (not permanently though, but still). I even had a paper clip tattoo to remind myself every day that “I should keep things together”. For me, it symbolizes life more because it has a starting point and an end point. There is also direction of movement that can depict how people live their lives. Can be from outside going in, or being in touch with what is inside and slowly discovering the world outside.


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In this series, I would like to visualize the most common mental illnesses and disorders a lot of people, especially the youth, are facing right now. Through these minimalist illustrations, I hope to promote awareness and understanding of the alarming problem.

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#2 Depression

Depression

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PyroarRanger 1 week ago

So accurate, it's like you're alone in the world... I struggle with it daily, and this is perfect

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#3 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Bored Fox 1 week ago

All OCD patients are not obssessed of organizing things. Their obsessions can be towards something else, for example collecting something. For example some hoarders are OCD patients. But I understand that it is difficult to express the diversity of OCD with just one simple art picture.

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#5 Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

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Megan Rogge 1 week ago

reflects the duality of my sense of self...literally two different people depending on where I am on the roller coaste

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#6 Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

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DaisyAppreciation 1 week ago

This one speaks to me. The one normal paper clip surrounded by the stranger ones on all sides: it's like the strange ideas talking to the one in the middle

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#7 Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder

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Full Name 1 week ago

I really like these. This one could also be hundreds of paper clips, or rusty ones (which would represent most people's horrible diets).

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#8 Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

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PyroarRanger 1 week ago

It's like the paperclips are drugs, and they're coming out of a container of drugs

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