Breaking the Stigma Through Art
Mark Bermudez, an art student at Florida International University, reached out to ADAA a few months ago to let us know that he was working on a project for his Graphic Design III class where he would create a series of posters that explain how mental illnesses can affect people through the use of metaphor. His designs are all related to the different themes that represent ADAA’s outreach and educational efforts around anxiety, depression and related disorders. His intention is to raise awareness for those suffering with mental illness. Mark suffers from anxiety and depression himself and knows that his artistic creations have the potential to help many others who struggle with mental health issues and to let them know they are not alone. Mark notes “The challenge for me was I’m not just creating these posters for myself, but for everyone who views them; and follows your organization. I really wanted to create posters that were uplifting.”
ADAA will be sharing Mark’s evocative artwork throughout the month of May as part of our efforts to #breakthestigma and #startaconversation about mental health issues. Our thanks to Mark for creating these beautiful and meaningful images.