New Instagram ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ Illustrates Stories Of Mental Illness
As much as Instagram can be a place for heartwarming memories and funny snapshots, it can also be an outlet that glorifies curation to a fault, upholding Instagram celebs that present unrealistic ideals of everyday beauty, or lifestyle shots that are as staged as they are privileged. This duality of platform is exactly why Jessica Walsh – a New York-based designer, chose the site for her project Let’s Talk About Mental Health.
Branching out of 12 Kinds Of Kindness, a project headed up by Walsh and her creative partner Timothy Goodman wherein they spent a year making intentional gestures towards increased empathy, the Instagram serves as a supportive platform for followers to share and submit their mental health or trauma related stories and feelings.
Walsh is creating illustrations to pair with the anecdotes that she will continue posting on the site and Instagram over the next few months.
To see more of her illustrations and read more of the stories, visit the website here. It’s lovely.