When it comes to mental health, it’s one of the most important and neglected aspects of our lives. There are numerous benefits of good mental health but you must know that the absence of mental illness does not equal mental health. In order to reap the benefits of your mental health, you must pay special attention to the growth of practices that improve mental health as there’s no magic pill that would magically give a boost to your brain. But why is mental health so important?
The human of the present has to go through so much pressure and anxiety that often it just loses hope and goes into a void. Coping up with these pressures and standing up tall to them, takes a lot of struggle. Not everybody bears much strength to enforce struggle and overcome the burdens of these pressures. Consequent to this process are mental disturbances. These mental struggles result in changes in a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. Mental health is as important as physical health, this needs to be taken seriously, in order to make our planet a better place to live in.
An artist, avogado6, from japan gave his best to use his art to represent the mental struggles and disturbances of the present era. These illustrations provide a deep understanding of a person’s struggle towards trying to survive each passing day. So, let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the most amazing illustrations;
1. Angelic light
We’ve often heard that some people ‘burn themselves to give out light to others’ until they get completely burnt and exhausted.
2. Tired of being a human-machine
The robotic monotony of life can be tiring emotionally, physically, and mentally… We need to be more human in order to live.
3. We reap what we sow
Sowing seeds of darkness in hearts overshadows your minds with darkness and sadness…
4. Masking away the devil
There are times when we just can’t take it anymore.
5. Until the timer goes off
We all wake up every morning, trying to be better versions of ourselves and pose better until… Until the timer goes off and there’s no more time.
6. Where smiles are manufactured
Where smiles are manufactured, only the fake ones. Quite an essential belonging these days
Every one requires emotional refueling every once in a while
8. Free soul
Finally, the burdens of the world come to an end. We don’t have to pretend anymore and can just be free.
Gremlins of life are like prickled nails in the back
10. Need coffee to function
Personal intentions and continuous daily intervention practices are critical to obtaining benefits. Think of your mental health as a piggy bank. We will inevitably have negative interactions and experiences that will deplete that bank. Those who insist on promoting mental health have a larger account into which they regularly deposit these dividends.
11. To live for others
Done being a wind-up doll for others
Not every feeling can be described in words, sometimes a picture has to say a lot more than just, what it appears to be. This artist perfectly utilized his art and illustrations to describe the pain caused by emotional disturbances. “A picture is worth a thousand words” fits quite perfectly here. Every picture here gives out a silent message regarding various social issues.
Improving your mental health can not only improve you but also the world around you. Our mental health affects our relationships. Imagine the possibility of benefiting from positive mental health.
12. Heart needs warmth
13. Giving out light
The energy you give out defines the aura you have around yourself…
14. Worn out
15. Driving the system
People are important until they are fit enough to be productive, a slight fall in energy makes you use-less and you get replaced just like used batteries.
At times, the only way out.
Do you know that just as physical health helps us in keeping our bodies strong and healthy, similarly, mental health helps us in sustaining a majority of our emotions while balancing them equally? It would be fair to say that the smarter we get, the more we will enjoy our lives, our environment, and the people around us. Why? Because we will have less things to worry about as we will know, we have the capability and the power to deal with those things.
Moreover, we can be creative, learn new things, and take risks. We are better able to cope with difficult times in our personal and professional lives. We can make better decisions for ourselves and for our loved one’s. There may be times in your life where you’d feel sad or angry about difficult things such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or a relationship, but over time you can enjoy life again if you’ve maintained your mental health.
17. Unrecognised individuality
Self-growth isn’t really promoted in the present era, if someone chooses to grow beyond, they’re just pulled down deep into the ground.
Aren’t we all trying to pose perfect, despite the toxicity around
19. Only the Fittest survives
The one who fits in perfectly, in this misleading world
20. It just keeps building
The expectations keep on building until we grow out to be nothing but tired adults…
Quite often it is felt as if we’re being individually targeted by fellow men, but in reality, it’s a vicious cycle every human has to go through
Every illustration in the collection stands out for ideally conveying the hidden message. Emotions portrayed through them hit hard. Societal pressures aren’t that easy to bear, they leave a person wounded to the soul which has been quite impressively depicted in these illustrations. For a long time, we have known that the benefits of exercise are a positive way to improve physical conditions and fight diseases; now, exercise is considered to be a basic element for the development and maintenance of mental health. Therefore, if you have done some kind of exercise, please pat your back because you deserve it as you are improving your physical and mental health.
What is your perception about each illustration and which one is the most relatable? Do let us know in the comments below, it’s interesting how perceptions sketch a different outlook of everything we lay our sight on…