This Artist Captured Mental Illnesses, Disorders, And Phobias To Fight The Associated Stigma

Even though mental health has become more openly discussed in society, it’s still stigmatized as being “mental” or “crazy”. This talented artist, Shaun Coss, has given himsel a mission. This mission includes providing people with an insight of what it is like to live with the illnesses, disorders and phobias.

These drawings are quite dark and sinister and capture the dreadful human conditions perfectly.

Every October, artists from all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Just like every year, the participating artists are given prompts for every day of the month to follow. And illustrator Shawn Coss has decided to use the month of October to get serious and talk about the mental illness and disorders.

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#1 Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

#2 Generalized Depression

Generalized Depression



#4 Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

#5 Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

#6 Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder

#7 OCD


#8 Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

#9 Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

#10 Schizophrenia Disorder

Schizophrenia Disorder

#11 Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

#12 Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

#13 Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

#14 Pica Disorder

Pica Disorder

#15 Depersonalization Disorder

Depersonalization Disorder

#16 Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

#17 Body Dysmorphia Disorder

Body Dysmorphia Disorder

#18 Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

#19 Delirium Disorder

Delirium Disorder

#20 Dermatillomania


#21 Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome

#22 Cotard’s Delusion

Cotard's Delusion

#23 Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder

#24 Substance Abuse Disorder

Substance Abuse Disorder

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