According to BeyondBlue, a whopping 2 million Australians experience anxiety in any one year.
Anxiety is a multifaceted beast, and comes in many different forms – the most commonly known and discussed are probably general anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), but there are plenty more, like social phobias, panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Canadian-based designer and illustrator Jag Nagra‘s newest collaborative project is called I Still Have Anxiety – it features written submissions of anxiety from strangers, accompanied with her cute illustrations.
(What’s more, we’ve stumbled upon this right in the midst of Mental Health Week – and it’s a dang cute way to start a conversation.)
Some of the text pieces will no doubt sound familiar to those of us with anxiety (worrying that no-one will come to your birthday party, anyone?). The project is a raw and real reminder that if you’ve got that one little thing that still gives you the shivers, you’re not alone:
Wanna air your grievances? All you’ve got to do is follow Nagra’s submission guidelines (1. How many days, or months, or years ago did this happen? & 2. What happened?) and you may get your anonymous worry made into a piece of universally-relatable art.
Source: I Still Have Anxiety / tumblr.
Photo: I Still Have Anxiety / tumblr.