April 30, 2020

Will it never end?

Melissa McGowan, 49

Whilst in the midths of the COVID-19 epidemic, I accepted the fact that “I am not okay.” Social distancing is lonely, but continuing to work with the public is anxiety provoking. These three sketches portray the rawness in just a few faces of mental illness: despair, depression and anxiety. I want others to feel the grief and stress each of these women are experiencing. Those who have seen these faces through their own eyes can realise they aren’t alone. I want this rawness to make an impact on those who see it and decrease the frequent stigma surrounding mental health.