'Speak up, I am listening' or the MHM logo can be printed on the front of all pieces except the t-shirts. The logo is the default option unless otherwise specified in the notes section when purchasing.
Depression is a mental illness that significantly affects the way someone feels. It is so much more than “just a low mood” and can cause a person to become completely debilitated. Depression shows no mercy, it is so insidious, compounding daily, making it impossible to ever see an end to the darkness. Suicide is not the answer, it may feel like it will end the suffering but it also ends any possibility for future happiness. Emotions are temporary and these feelings will eventually pass, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.
The Depression Monster was the very first Mental Health Monster to be created. It was created using different shades of blue, a colour commonly associated with feelings of sadness and despair. This monster is shaped like a tear drop to symbolise the deep sadness and low moods that can be associated with Depression, while many other people with depression don’t feel anything except for 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 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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Wear your monsters, don't let them wear you.