10 Artists Show How They See Depression, And It Looks Terrifying

Published 8 years ago

You can’t really put a finger on depression, it’s an elusive feeling that’s hard to understand and let alone be explained to others. But some illustrators did try to do just that, and the results are pretty terrifying.

Bored Panda‘s staff has dug up a ton of illustrations by various artists who have portrayed this state of mind, and here we bring you 10 most striking ones.

These might seem dark and very negative in nature, but they do carry a positive message as well. It’s that even if you have encountered depression, you’re not the only one who’s dealing with it. There are many people who are and many who managed to overcome it. Just don’t hold it inside you. Share your thoughts, because they’re too interesting to be kept in there.

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#1 Brain Sick

Image source: Robert Carter

#2 Mind Devour

Image source: Sebmaestro

#3 Depression

Image source: Ajgiel

#4 Colorful Depression

Image source: lolitpop

#5 Stay

Image source: Haenuli Shin

#6 Depression

Image source: Spagheth

#7 Teen Depression

Image source: carts

#8 Depression

Image source: EmilyClark

#9 Major Depressive Disorder

Image source: Shawn Coss

#10 Falling

Image source: claralieu

To get a more intimate look check Maureen Drennan’s photo series where she captured her husband’s fight with depression.


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