Mental and Art Competition

 

#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

United Kingdom
Esher
After a suicide attempt in my early twenties, I began 25 years in and out of therapy. I’d often end feeling a bit better but it wouldn't last and before long, I was seeking out someone else to work with. Asking for help always felt the most difficult part - doing it time after time was exhausting....
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...
United Kingdom
London
Originating from the Philippines, Ernielson Limbo uses personal family photographs in order to explore and challenge the representation influenced by normative values the mass population conform to. Growing up in a strict Filipino household, experimentation with gender and sexuality was forbidden...
United Kingdom
Brighton/London
I am a photographer from Lancing, near Brighton. I grew up in a single parent family, in a council house. My art is work to make change and highlight the ever expanding gaps between the classes, as well as commenting on other political topics.
Russian Federation
Moscow
Titile: PROZAC This is an ongoing project that I started a few years ago. I called it Prozac after a famous antidepressant prescribed for the treatment of major depressive disorder.  Since I was 20 I have been prone to depression. Finding antidepressants unhelpful, I decided to get out of Mo...
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 States of America
Portland
I’m an artist, psychotherapist, and shamanic practitioner based in Portland, OR. I create intuitive art and lead spiritually experiential workshops. My journey has taken me through the corporate, educational, and diverse social structures of NYC, the desert of New Mexico and the jungle and Andean pe...
United Kingdom
Market Harborough
During the past Nine years my wife has had to give up her work(survive life with cries for help incidents!!)Learnt to not always trust the medical profession, especially when she has been wheeled from ward to ward,hospital to hospital. She has Fowlers syndrome which is a condition that...
United Kingdom
Eastleigh
After an easy childhood my world was shaken by a very messy parental divorce, after which I struggled severely with my mental health to the extent of attempting to take my own life a few months ago. Whilst I am nowhere near 'fixed' in any sense, I've acknowledged I will never be able to go back to m...
Spain
Barcelona
The moment when you’re feeling emptiness taking over your body, a never ending free fall. A tired woman, nervous, short-tempered under pressure of the abnormal and contradictory. She’s lost any emotion, what is concrete, what is personal, what is real - everything reduced into abstractions - isol...

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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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