#mentalillnessawarenessweek was last week, and I am late, but don’t care. It’s every week for me and so many others.
After I graduated from fashion & Industry last year I was very proud of myself. I poured my heart and soul into my Bachelor where I dug deep into my anxiety over the years and how I felt I had mostly overcome it by starting school and working on things I am passionate about. Then about 2 months after graduating I fell into the darkest mental period of my life. My panic disorder got worse than ever before, I was absolutely paralyzed with fear that I could not explain and could not do anything by myself. I felt I had forgotten how to breath and my whole body got physically ill because of it. My poor mom and boyfriend had around 50 missed calls from me daily. Now after over a year on medication and working on myself I feel so much better. I just wish I had gotten help sooner.
This painting represents seeing things clearly.
Acryllic on canvas
“Can’t you see”