British artist Gemma Correll is helping the world to rethink mental illness with a few talented strokes of her pen. Humorously self deprecating and painstakingly honest, Correll has gained international recognition for her cartoon and comic style illustrations of both depression and anxiety.
Today, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America has cited that 40 million adults (or 18% of our population) struggle with an anxiety disorder here in the United States. However, both the topic of mental health and its sufferers continue to remain socially stigmatized. Similarly, Mashable also noted that depression alone affects an estimated 350 million people globally.
That is where people like Correll Gorell come in. By communicating her painful experiences in a relatable way, Correll and her art are reminding others that they are far from alone. Her creative take on everything from overthinking to social scenarios, is relatable, supportive and refreshing.