For this weeks version of our community drawing collaboration ‘Ghosts, Demons, and Shadows!’, we have The Demons of Depression. It was drawn by mental health warrior, Dayon Cola and he sent along this statement about his piece/himself.
“The many demons of depression, they are a constant reminder of my insecurities and flaws, it is a day by day struggle to cope and properly deal with them and at the same time maintain a normal life as if they don’t affect me.”
Dayon’s art/message is a reminder to us that somehow, even in depression, that you need to find a way to be easier on yourself. Many of us are our own worst enemy and it’s not our own fault in a way. Sometimes we’ve been nurtured to be very critical of others and ourselves. When we turn this form of critique into our own lives, it wreaks havoc. We turn molehills into mountains, and it all becomes a downward spiral from there. It’s a vicious cycle of sorts, and it’s quite difficult to take the first step in breaking that cycle.
If this sounds like you, we’re sending big hugs your way and positive vibes in hopes that you’ll take steps in trying to take steps outside of your comfort zone. So we here at Massive Phobia want to thank Dayon Cola once again for his eye-catching contribution and for the reminder to be easy on ourselves when this demon hits.
If you want to send us your ghost, demon or shadow, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a drawing and little note about your work.
The Demons of Depression by Dayon Cola
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