As part of its Mental Health Month campaign, Mental Health America has been encouraging everyone to share what mental illness feels like for them under the hashtag #MentalIllnessFeelsLike. The organization also asked illustrator Gemma Correll to share a few thoughts about what mental illness can feel like, and she came through with some pitch-perfect illustrations.
For those days when what you want to feel and what you really feel couldn’t be further apart.
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) May 9, 2016
The times when the whole world seems to be able to handle life better than you.
— Tricia Tongco (@triciatongco) May 16, 2016
When feeling “normal” is tantilizingly just out of reach.
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) May 16, 2016
Or when you just can’t manage to get unstuck.
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) May 13, 2016
These are just a few of the distortions that mental health issues leave us with–you probably have some of your own. If you do, why not join the campaign and share them on Twitter with the hashtag #MentalIllnessFeelsLike for Mental Health Month?[Gemma Correll]