From depression to anxiety, Toby Allen has created a series of illustrations that depict the mental illnesses as monsters. The series brings a sort of “face” to the mental illnesses, showing them as something both tangible and manageable.
The illustrations are also paired with explanations for the illnesses and monsters. For example, the post traumatic stress disorder monster “were once part of a race of benevolent guardians who became corrupted by a painful and unknown malady. Left a twisted shell of their former selves, the monsters began to crave the intense rush of fear and trauma to dull their own pain much like a drug.”
The images are available for purchase on the artists website.