Mental illness “monsters”

Strange, yet also familiar – whether it’s Shrek or the Gruffalo, we’ve made friends with colourful monsters! English illustrator Toby Allen puts a face to mental illnesses and conditions by drawing them – he turns them into non-threatening monsters.

Allen knows what it’s like to live with anxiety, and he based the illustrations on thorough research of each condition. It’s all about creating awareness about these disorders and conditions, and how it is for people dealing with them. Take a look:  “Real Monsters”

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