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Mental Health - Jayashree Swaminathan home

I am Jayashree Swaminathan, a freelance Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently doing my final year in the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. I wanted to send in a couple of my illustrations for the creative corner of your magazine. I'm driven by this huge passion for arts that emanates from the core of my heart. I've realised this gift I have,of expressing everything, from perspective of other things to my feelings, in the form of art. Hence I've started to put my gifts to good use as a designer & a freelance artist.

A lot of people didn't understand what I was going through, so I drew my depression

Depression is a difficult feeling to put into words. It is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

I have been struggling with depression for quite some time now. I have tried talking to people about it but they ask me to "snap out of it" or say "let's go out, it will take your mind off things". I have been trying to act cheerful and be "normal" but it just would not go away.

I know there are a lot of people out there who are going through the same and cannot express this.

In these illustrations, I have depicted depression as a big black cloud.

In the past three years I came across a lot of people with many mental health issues, unable to express it or make people understand that they had a problem. Addressing mental health issues in India is still considered a taboo. People are ashamed to come out and express their problems or seek professional help as they are afraid of what the society would say. I wanted to help in the little way I could.

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