The image of emotions and feelings

May 21st, 2015|

It can be difficult to verbalize what it’s like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.

In a stunning self-portrait series titled “My Anxious Heart,” Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and depression — two conditions she has personally dealt with since […]

Portraits of patients from West Riding Asylum, 1869

March 15th, 2015|

Mania of suspicion, monomania of pride or acute melancholia are just osme of the obsolete diagnoses that would be seen as part of wider mental illnesses today. The men and women in these portraits became the labels themselves, rather than people first.

Still, by the 1800s, psychiatry was becoming established as a medical speciality and treatments were considered more humane, with […]