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Garden of the Mentally Inadequate

Ericka Kamphuis's avatar Ericka Kamphuis

"1 in 5 adults are diagnosed with a mental illness. Out of the survey of people who have a mental illness, only 41% of those adults actually reached out for help and are getting treatment. People who fall victim to having a mental illness who do not receive treatment, are more likely to form a chronic medical condition. " This piece centers around the different mental illnesses people struggle with, that people try to disguise. Mental Illness has such a stigma, that people hide away the struggles they face mentally, and silently. I am an advocate of breaking the silence, and speaking out about mental illness, as even as dangerous it can be to deal with it, just having conversation about it, can actually save someones life. Despite the monsters that roam in your garden, the growth makes you beautiful. This is what this Garden consists of: The 2 Cats- Bipolar Disorder. Raven- PTSD. Rabbit- Addiction. Deer- Anxiety. Bear- Depression. Wolf- OCD. Owl- Autism. Ram- Schizophrenia.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: frame depth
  • Medium: Digital
  • Width: 24 in
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 36 in