Anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder and depression are just a few of the most common mental illnesses humans suffer from. UK-based artist Toby Allen is using his artwork to shed light on these illnesses in hopes of making them more manageable.  Allen illustrates mental illnesses as monsters, each complete with a short guide describing what these monsters are capable of.

Mental Illness Monsters Explained Through The Eyes of an Artist — GeekTyrant - body dysmorphic disorder

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Illustrator Toby Allen's Real Monsters series, "exploring mental health through character design. The project aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and aims to educate about lesser well known conditions.

Understand the Monsters: Mental Illness Explained Through The Eyes of an Artist.Beautiful art by Toby Allen

Ghosts Wearing Rosaries — Understand the Monsters: Mental Illness Explained.

smashfold: “smashfold: “ Real Monsters Plushies The monsters were designed by Toby Allen and the plushies were created by me. How do I get one? The plushies will be ON SALE v. soon through Kickstarter...

smashfold: “smashfold: “ Real Monsters Plushies The monsters were designed by Toby Allen and the plushies were created by me. The plushies will be ON SALE v. soon through Kickstarter.

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From anxiety to depression to body dismorphic disorder, Toby Allen intended by this artwork particularly to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more manageable as physical entities.

Disorders as Monsters

This artist illustrated mental disorders as monsters

Bipolaridad 1

Real Monster- Bipolar Disorder The second monster from Volume along with OCD. The rest of the set won’t be released until all 8 new monsters have been designed. I expect a release date of early Prints of this and the other monsters are.

Depression

Mental Illnesses Taking The Form Of Real Monsters

Real Monsters- Depression Art Print by Zestydoesthings I've always thought of depression as 'Eeyore-shaped' but this one works too.

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Ichabod the Optimistic Canine :: Simple Pleasures Tapastic Comics - image 1

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