Artist Comes Up With Educative Illustrations About Mental Health

Artist Katie Allan who at one time struggled with mental illness and overcame it, decided to share some things she learnt in the process. She is the author of the book You Can Do All Things created a series of illustrations that will brighten your mood in those cloudy days when you feel down and your brain is tired.

“I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Depression,” Kate told Bored Panda. “The [illustrations] half come from exercises I learned in therapy and half from personal experience.” According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the country age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population.

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