Art depicting PTSD, also C-PTSD according to me

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annakoen

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Art depicting PTSD, also C-PTSD according to me
« on: October 23, 2016, 12:26:39 PM »
Just found this:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/this-artist-is-making-intense-drawings-highlighting-mental-h

The image for PTSD, for me it also depicts my C-PTSD. Amazing.

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Re: Art depicting PTSD, also C-PTSD according to me
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2016, 02:05:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing the link, I hadn't seen these before.  Haunting, amazing, and absolutely riveting images.

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Re: Art depicting PTSD, also C-PTSD according to me
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 02:35:43 PM »
Thanks for these--sometimes it's so hard to say what cptsd really feels like; art can fill that gap in painful, poignant, and sometimes hopeful ways.

I also found some very evocative art/word posters which touched me. The link is:

https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/tag/posters/
   --scroll down the left side for the full gallery;

Another one with compelling images is:

https://charlottefarhanartactivism.com/tag/art-and-cptsd/

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Re: Art depicting PTSD, also C-PTSD according to me
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
Very powerful. Quite unnerving. I almost don't want to look. I really liked the autism one just underneath the PTSD picture. The artist must really care, really does his homework.

Just out of interest, artists and writers who have mental health issues, there is a real conflict about how much to depict in the work. Online here, we're careful to hide our identities, but that can't happen if we make work public, can it? Art is an important means of expression, and a vital way of forging links between those who experience directly and those who cannot usually know. A brave thing to do? Foolish? Vain? Tricky that.