“Seeing MI” is a visual representation of what Mental Health actually looks like behind the closed doors and the forced smiles. It is a chance to see beyond the mask that sufferers feel they must wear so they are not judged by society..
A photo is worth a thousand words... this exhibit will have ten.
Words can sometimes fail us. Our thoughts and feelings can be hard to explain. We hope that these ten photos will give people a better insight on what this invisible illness actually feels like.
The intention is that through these photos sufferers can feel more connected and know that they are not alone in their pain, and that family, friends, and colleagues can gain a better insight and understanding of this debilitating illness beyond the difficult conversations.
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Photographer: Gregory Day - Instagram: @gregoryjday - www.gregoryjday.com
What we'll deliver:
- A visual exhibit of mental health,
- The photos will be available to buy and 80% of the proceeds will go to local mental health charities
- 20% of profit made on any sold photos will go back in to the company and enable us to do more projects
Why it's a great idea:
This project is for everyone in the community. There are over three hundred mental illness' and Despite being in a time and age where Mental Health is talked about there is still a lot of stigma around this invisible illness. Sufferers can often feel as if they have to constantly justify their feelings and thoughts to not only strangers, but family and friends, which can often put tension on relationships as belief is brought into question.
it can be hard for people to know how to support those who suffer as try as they might they can’t fully understand the feelings and thoughts that plague their loved ones.
This project will benefit those in the community who struggle to understand how mental health is affecting their loved ones.
It will hopefully show how sufferers feel so when words fail them there is a visual expression for them to relate to.
This project is being created by those with mental health in the hope of bringing a little more understanding to this invisible illness.
Steps to get it done:
- Print and Frame photos
- Get a venue for exhibit
- Hold a public viewing
Creativity has always been a great way for those who suffer with mental health to express themselves.
Hopefully this project will have an impact on the way people think about Mental Health, and how creativity is a wonderful remedy.