You can’t really put a finger on depression, it’s an elusive feeling that’s hard to understand and let alone be explained to others. But some illustrators did try to do just that, and the results are pretty terrifying.

Bored Panda’s staff has dug up a ton of illustrations by various artists who have portrayed this state of mind, and here we bring you 10 most striking ones.

These might seem dark and very negative in nature, but they do carry a positive message as well. It’s that even if you have encountered depression, you’re not the only one who’s dealing with it. There are many people who are and many who managed to overcome it. Just don’t hold it inside you. Share your thoughts, because they’re too interesting to be kept in there.

#1 Brain Sick

Image source: Robert Carter

#2 Mind Devour

Image source: Sebmaestro

#3 Depression

Image source: Ajgiel

#4 Colorful Depression

Image source: lolitpop

#5 Stay

Image source: Haenuli Shin

#6 Depression

Image source: Spagheth

#7 Teen Depression

Image source: carts

#8 Depression

Image source: EmilyClark

#9 Major Depressive Disorder

Image source: Shawn Coss

#10 Falling

Image source: claralieu

To get a more intimate look check Maureen Drennan’s photo series where she captured her husband’s fight with depression


Other Notable Illustrations:

#11 Broken Soul

Broken Soul

Image source: John Holcrof

#66 Broken Wings

#66 Broken Wings - S. Yoshiko.jpg

Image source:  S.Yoshiko

#52 Getting out but being pulled down

#52 Reaching to get out but Depression keeps pulling you down.jpg

Image source:   MysteriousHylianReport


RATING: #RobertReview (Depression, Mental Health, Depression Art): 9 | 10



Published:  4th April 2019.


137 Artists Try To Show What Depression Looks Like And Some Results Will Make Your Skin Crawl

By​ Vaiva

Chances are, some of your friends or relatives are coping with depression. Sometimes the best start in helping the person suffering is to try to step into his shoes for just a moment. Understanding what does depression feel like, how undermining it is, can show the guidelines for help. And if you are not gifted with such great empathy, the compilation of depression drawings that we have created might give you a glimpse of what is depression. Scroll down below of 100+ depression artworks by various artist and see how they feel or imagine depression.

Living with depression is hard, but it is treatable, so if you think that you might be suffering from it or spot the first depression symptoms with your relative or a friend, don’t ignore it. Get help.



10 Striking Illustrations about Depression