Mental and Art Competition

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

Pakistan
Karachi
‘She’ was forced to perform every day like a clown who is forced to smile besides her devastated circumstances. ‘They’ told her its fine now ‘You’ can smile. ‘She’ was hiding all the darkness beneath those smiles and pretty faces. No one listened and no one understood, so ‘she’ talked to ‘me’ . M...
Russian Federation
Vologda
Two years ago I was struck by the story, told by my mother-in-law. Her pretty young neighbour gave birth to a nice healthy child. She arrived home from maternity center looking quite happy, put the baby into his crib, took a rope and hang herself on a chandelier. That is how I faced the post-pa...
Germany
Münster
PHANTASMAGORIA Phantasmagoria (Ancient greek: phántasma, “ghost”) describes an incidental sequence of associative images occurring in dreams and when feverish. The practice of phantasmagoria was moreover referred to as a form of horror theatre that used magic lanterns to project frightening imag...
United Kingdom
Derry
Lough Foyle is beautiful. It is the life blood for our wonderful city. It has also had a very dark role to play in our history despite this natural beauty.  Suicide rates in Northern Ireland are amongst the highest in the world. Post conflict more lives have been lost to suicide than those l...
Canada
Mississauga
I suffer with bipolar disorder and I always have to put on a mask but it sits behind my just haunting me? I try to find light in the holes that are dug by myself. 
Canada
FORT ERIE
(I'm not quite sure what story you're looking for so...) I work by response and seek to emulate children's art--letting emotions and subjective responses dominate. When I start work on a piece, I have no idea where it will end up. Typically, I use a car part (because I think therre are too many cars...
Argentina
Villa Cabana
In 2014 I suffered a traffic accident. The rehabilitation process took 4 years. The great abatares was to overcome anxiety, panic and depression. I decided to draw my brain because it is the enigmatic organ where bodily control, thoughts, memory, and emotions all converge. Amen to countering impatie...
United States of America
Providence
The last several years have held too much loss. People who I love dearly yanked away. Some seeing no other way, but an end by their own hand. I still struggle to process it. As someone who battles with depression, I can understand the wish to leave this life behind. With each loss mor...
United Kingdom
Droitwich/Worcester
Having been diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of six, I’ve struggled on and off with body image issues and depression. This includes a distorted perspective on life, a sense of my identity being overwhelmed by my disability, a tendency towards bleakness and not trusting anything that appea...
United States of America
Pennsauken
"How are you?", asks everyone you meet. I answer simply that I'm:   "Holding It Together" It's 'Just a Scratch'. A little road rash. But I'm holding it together.   Don't mean to bitch, But I'm 'Slippin' a Stitch'. I feel I could untether.   Won'...

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Mental

Open Call for powerful visual stories on mental health, the contest aim to exploring the
topic in photography through the lens of artists, showcases the reality of those who
directly or indirectly confront the challenges of mental problem and to
raise awareness of mental health issues.
 

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