By Miyoung Kang
Initial stakeholder map by group
This is an exercise to create a visual map of stakeholders involved in the mental health issue. Through this group exercise, the map shows the relationship, connection and interaction divided in non-human and human participants. We have tried to divide the causes of mental illnesses into non-human and human stakeholders. We cover human oriented causes – racism, friends, family and depression placed in human part, while environment, nature disaster, alcohol and drugs are placed in non-human part. We have researched the relationship between them, putting every closer related words horizontally.
(Edvard, M. 1893)
This works was created by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch. The works show a figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky.
“I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”
He featured his desperate state of mind in a dynamic curve made up of red clouds and the screaming figure at the bottom of the painting took on a ghost – connotation. The imagery of The Scream has been compared to that which an individual suffering from depersonalization disorder experiences and a feeling of distortion of the environment.
It’s maintained that Munch distorted one despair – stricken person to dramatically show off his character. It’s the first work that I came to be reminded of associated with my issue.
My Anxious Heart
“They keep telling me to breathe. I can feel my chest moving up and down. Up and down. Up and down. But why does it feel like I’m suffocating? I hold my hand under my nose, making sure there is air. I still can’t breathe.” (Kaite. C, 2015)
These series of images were taken by LSU photography student Katie Joy Crawford in preparation for her senior thesis exhibition titled “My Anxious Heart.”. She has personally suffered from anxiety disorder a long time and she chose to display a series of self-portraits internally experienced on her own.
The project described that how depleting emotionally and physically anxiety and panic disorder can be from a personal perspective. Crawford says, she hopes that her photos will help people to understand this burden that so many bear in our society. The images have also become a type of beneficial therapy for herself.
My Anxious Heart
“My head is filling with helium. Focus is fading. Such a small decision to make. Such an easy question to answer. my mind isn’t letting me. It’s like a thousands circuits are all crossing at once.” (Kaite, C. 2015)
The picture shows what reaction it brings to us physically when anxiety disorder strikes. I am one of the sufferers from such illness. Holding breath, it’s a feeling that I may suffer death. Hard of breathing, I can’t tell what the cause is – feeling fear from hard breathing or the other way around. What is threatening to me is to be driven into extreme panics in body and mind combined.
My Anxious Heart
“Cuts so deep it’s like they’re never going to heal. Pain so real, it’s almost unbearable. I’ve become this… this cut, this wound. All I know is this same pain; sharp breath, empty eyes, shaky hands. If it’s so painful, why let it continue? Unless… Maybe it’s all that you know.” (Kaite, C. 2015)
This picture has the feeling that we are put into the confusion – body shattered. Hands are trembling and heart is bursting beating. We feel nausea and stomach breaking. People may slight that it is an illusion or fantasy but it only beams on the surface of things. On the part of me is a real happening, not a fake.
My Anxious Heart
“ I’m afraid to live and I’m afraid to die. What a way to exist.”(Kaite, C. 2015)
This photo shows a sever anxiety attack can masquerade as a purgatorial life. Although I have been suffering from the disease in the flesh, I cant understand what has happened there either. All I can is wait for the nightmare to fade away with time. I have come through that ailments and felt the terror of death on all such occasions. In company with the panic, I have felt like heart splitting.
My Anxious Heart
“Depression is when you can’t feel at all. Anxiety is when you feel too much. Having both is a constant war within your own mind. Having both means never winning.” (Kaite, C. 2015)
Depression and anxiety are different types of mental illness. Anxiety disorder may arise irrespective of my state of mind. The photo really captures the patient’s character that fuss comes about unwittingly and the other self substitutes and dominates part of the real self.
(Edvard, M. 1894)
Munch’s painting Puberty, depicts a young naked girl sitting on the edge of a bed. Her legs are pressed together. She holds her hands in front of her body; one lies between her knees, while the other rests on her right thigh. She stares straight ahead with eyes wide open. Her mouth is closed and her long hair hangs down over the shoulders. The light enters from the left, and behind her a dark, ominous shadow is visible. The motif is often regarded as a symbol of anxiety and fear, a young girl’s awakening sexuality and the changes a young person experiences physically and psychologically on the path towards adulthood.
The subject deals with an air of anxiety and terror touching on an adolescent girl – further more her own self and the painter cant be an exception.
Millions words in one picture
I have a feeling of the picture’s message mixing with the subject just right. A presentiment has come to me that it will have a great ripple effect. The victim has not contracted an incurable disease. We must tune to the subject and take more interest in your warm helping hand. Low self – esteem is a far worse affliction than the illness. They have a natural right to win free from any social prejudices or bias.
The Neue Gallery Poster
Egon Schiele is well known as student and successor to Gustav Klimt. And the truth is Schiele has no room for gift or chance compared with Klimt. Schiele’s picture dose not indulge in romantic or ornamental trends as opposed to Klimt. His pictures are touched with something grotesque, outrageous and sombre. This works are inspired with a touch of death terror, furlive fleshly sense and misgivings of real human being, leading an offbeat world of art works. It is shown in his first private exhibition in 1915. he thin and tired figure shot by an arrow clamours toward the crowd.
No titled work
‘Image8’ and ‘Image9’ have come from the same vein. As claimed in the former post, mental illness is no target of criticism or covering up. Life is win a few, lose a few. We all want hands from others, esp. Specialists in company with the sick. No one is an island, entire of himself. We cant live apart from other people. I think, this really is the realisation of social intercourse aim.
Edvard, M, 1893, The scream, viewed 16 August 2016, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/munch/munch.scream.jpg>
Kaite, J. 2015, My Anxious Heart, viewed 29 August 2016, PetaPixel <http://petapixel.com/2015/05/12/anxiety-disorder-depicted-through-self-portraits/>
Edvard, M, 1895, Puberty, viewed 16 August 2016, wikipedia, <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/munch/munch.scream.jpg>
Unknown author, 2016, Millions words in one picture, viewed 16 August 2016, 9GAG <http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/am9jN5j_460s_v1.jpg>
Egon, S, 1915,The Neue Gallery Poster, viewed 16 August 2016,The Neue Gallery <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/munch/munch.scream.jpg>
Unknown author, 2016, No titled work, viewed 16 August 2016, HealthyPlace <https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d5/52/62/d55262888ed53fc81ab235534ee14c0d.jpg>