May 3, 2019

What does poor mental health look like?

Lukas Maxwell, 27

When the shock fades after the suicide of a friend or loved one, the question of the person’s mental state is always brought forward, either internally or in conversation with others. “What was going through their head when this happened? Is there anything we could have done?” The answer is nearly always gone forever, but it would be difficult to imagine that this lost truth is easily explicable. This entry explores the rational circumstances that lead to irrational thoughts; how a person’s perception of their past, present, and future can manifest itself and warp their perceptions. This work is an exploration of loneliness, exhaustion, and the often overwhelming truths that come with life as a young adult in Scotland.