Depression & Anxiety Monsters
Many monsters coexist.
Clothing available with either;
The MHM logo or
'Speak up, I am listening'
on the front of each piece except the t-shirts.
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The Depression monster was created using different shades of blue, a colour commonly associated with feelings of sadness and despair. Depression is shaped like a tear drop to symbolise the deep sadness and low mood symptoms that can be associated with Depression. However, many other people with depression don’t feel anything other than numbness or emptiness.
With depression, everyday tasks that would usually be considered 'simple' can feel overwhelming. Depression's eyes appear exhausted, recognising the effort it takes to complete these tasks. The exhausted eyes are also a reflection of the trouble with sleep- due to either oversleeping or insomnia, and lack of energy that can accompany depression.
The word ‘depression’ across the mouth area represents speaking up about the illness while simultaneously symbolising how the illness keeps you silent.
The anxiety monster’s head has a blue-turquoise tint, which gradually fades out to white. Blue and turquoise are colours used to symbolise a state of calmness, therefore the anxiety monster shows these calm colours draining away.
The eyes are positioned on either side to symbolise distorted perception, where things may become misconstrued when anxiety is heightened. The eyes appear tired from the exhaustion that can accompany anxiety, generally due from overthinking. The small nose is a reflection of how breathing may become difficult, usually through the feeling of a tightened chest.
The question mark-shaped head has multiple meanings. It reflects how a person may not be sure why their anxiety is triggered; it reflects the constant questions of the unknown and irrational thoughts. The question mark, combined with the spinning stars was used with the intent to symbolise the worries, questions and unknown spinning endlessly around ones mind.
The word ‘anxiety’ across the mouth area represents speaking up about the illness while simultaneously symbolising how the illness keeps you silent.
The word 'monster' refers to the disorder, which can become monstrous without the right treatment or support, this does NOT refer to the people themselves. These illustrations are not designed to take away from the seriousness of these issues, instead they are created to encourage conversation and make these issues more approachable.
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