Uk Illustrator Raises Mental Health Awareness
When I decided to commit my professional career to helping people recover from depression, I accepted the likelihood that I would tangibly see, hear and feel the weight of my patients’ depression. As a physician, I am trained to use specific coping skills to process these types of emotions on a daily basis. But I’m also a human being, with deep human connections, including a close family and many loving friends. So because I am first a human being, I also humanly care about my patients. And at times I am profoundly touched by my patients’ circumstances and mental health.
As I work with patients each day, it’s a joy to offer them a way to help them cope and process the emotions at the center of their mental health disorder. That’s why I’m interested in sharing the work of one famed artist who significantly helps many people through his art.
The Depression Monster (Image Credit: © Toby Allen 2013)