I really wanted to do a project about mental illnesses, because it’s very close to my heart. I myself go through episodes of depression, my brother has bipolar disorder and my grandmother suffered from dementia.
The thing that I find really hard is society’s way of dealing with mental disorders. People think that because mental illnesses mostly don’t manifest physically there can’t be anything wrong with you.
That’s exactly why I wanted to visualise mental illnesses with this project. I took 2 approaches to this project: first of I visualised what the mental disorders entail and secondly I looked at the words literally. I hope this gives you some food for thought.