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A French-based Artist Who Suffers From Mental Illness Shared His Darkest Thoughts Through Gloomy Pictures

Mental health problems are serious and need to be identified and treated soon because they do not only affect the victims themselves but also people of their entourage. If you live with someone with mental illness, you may experience a variety of emotions with different levels, including anger, worry, shame, sadness, and even helplessness. But if you want to help them, it’s necessary to understand how they actually feel.

Here we will provide you with honest sharings from a person living with mental illness. His name is Sow Ay, a French-based artist. Mental illness often obstructs him from expressing himself and brings him many weird and dark thoughts. Fortunately, he could release his emotions and explain himself through drawings and illustrations. Surely, his artwork can touch many hearts and help people have a serious look at mental illness.

#1 “Why do I always feel alone and isolated?”

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#2 “Sometimes I really need hugs”

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#3 “Even I sometimes want to …”

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#4 “Thanks so much for always being here for me”

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#5 “Sleep forever”

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#6 “I’m trying so hard”

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#7 “My only friend who never gives me up is depression”

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#8 “How I look and how I actually feel”

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#9 “That’s awesome, exactly what I always want”

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#10 “I try to live because of you”

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#11 “It’s hard to ask for help because I don’t know how to start, how to tell them my story”

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#12 “No one will know”

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#13 “My best friend”

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#14 “Noone realizes that I’m not ok”

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#15 Anxiety and panic attacks survival tip

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#16 “Just jump and this pain will end”

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#17 “This conflict happens in my mind every day”

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#18 “They never know, they will never know how I feel”

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#19 “I try to hide my depression, can’t let anyone see it”

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#20 “My depression always tells me to go to death”

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#21 “Being positive is good…for anyone, but it just puts me more stress”

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#22 “Okay…”

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#23 “It’s easier to stay with my depress than anyone”

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#24 “What should I do now?”

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#25 “This world is too harsh for me”

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#26 “How can I just leave without feeling guilty for my beloved people”

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#27 “An honest therapist”

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#28 Who said life is funny?

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#29 “This is what is going on repeating in my mind”

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#30 “Sorry for my anxiety”

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H/T: boredpanda

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