Mapping the Participants and constructing an image archive.

Blog Post 3

Ngoc Tram Nguyen


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Stake holder map refined:


Working together with members of my groups and mapped out possible factors that might contribute to the issue of current mental health.





An evoking illustration from The Guardian article, Dasha Kiper wrote a touching story telling her experience living with Dementia patient and issues arising when the mental health problems make them start to lose their memories as they get older. The author also noted that this kind of illness is not something obvious to detect like someone losing an arm or leg. That means we need to care more about people around us especially the elderly.




The graphs show the contrast between the number of young people who are suffering from mental illness and the number of them who are receiving treatments. As it’s three times bigger than the. It’s threatening that there are a big number of patients who don’t have access to the treatment and worsen the situations. More efforts should be put on from the society and government to increase the accessibility of mental health treatment to children and youth.




Gemma Correll did an interesting illustration series about daily problems that people with mental illness are facing. Mental issues can occur in very simple form. And most common one is over-thinking. People who are suffering from mental illness are normally being more sensitive, and small things can stress them out quite easily.




This image featured on Alliant International University website. Fundings have been one of the major’s issues to all mental health improvement campaign. Which results in an increase in a social issue that related to mental illness. The university called out for action to join MAC- an organisation that help bring mental treatment access to everyone.




This map list out the major’s possibility to approach and solve the problems of lack of mental health treatment access. Which can be seen that involve a lot of integration from the society, groups and technology? Significant factors are making the treatment affordable and gathering social support and take the advantages of mobile, IT platform.




A very friendly visual approach to children mental health care which illustrates the effort to transform and improve mental status among children. This is a good example of how graphic design can contribute to help improve a social problem by using the right visual method.




Even when treatment is available, there is still concern on how effective it is delivered. This photo shows the distress when mental patient facing this thing called – empathy gap. Where the community workers seem to not able to understand and help the patient overcome their barrier during treatments. Also, there are a lot of them still think they don’t need treatment for the issue. Therefore, mental health treatment itself even when available, how effective is it being delivered is also another concern.




Young people are having mental problems and too worried to ask for help. Social media can be a place for them to rely on. Tumblr is a significant example where the people behind it understand user so well.




It’s time to pay attention to what’s happening to mental illness in rural Australia. Because it’s causing serious lost to the young generation. This image indicates the effort from the community and social worker to raise awareness toward this issue of lack of funding and attention to mental health treatment access. People have been losing their family members and friends to mental illness, and it’s now time for us to care more.




Living in the city every day and never really pay attention to what was going in this crazy world of people passing by and the same infrastructure. By small things can lead to a big change. The photo set the context of the article where the author suggested that the design of the urban plan can impact mental health performance of the citizens.


Author: Katetramnguyen

Currently a graphic designer who loves writing open ending love stories,thoughts on relationships, and design stuffs

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