Sunday, March 12, 2017
mental illness monsters
I was talking to a young woman about her new tattoos, and she told me that she wanted to acknowledge her mental illnesses (she had a few diagnoses). Therefore, she was getting the corresponding monsters tattooed on various parts of her body.
The original artist of these monsters created them to raise awareness and to manage his own illness better.
They say names are powerful. Perhaps anthropomorphism is also powerful in letting us reign in our out-of-control thoughts. In the spirit of that, meet my two monsters, Depression, who thankfully hasn't been haunting me much lately, and Anxiety, who has. Go fuck yourself, Anxiety.