The Value of Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the 2004 US Census, almost 60 million Americans suffer from a diagnosed mental disorder. Unfortunately, due to lack of understanding and societal pressures, many individuals feel ashamed to seek help. They suffer in prolonged silence from invisible, yet debilitating, diseases.

I am a strong advocate for ending social stigma against mental illness. Thus, I painted this piece in honor of mental health awareness. I designed a mock New York Times magazine cover which features the famous “T” logo.

For more information on Mental Health Awareness Month, or if you seek help for a related illness, visit


February 2015
Psyched: Resilience and Creativity on the Fringes of Mental Health
Savannah, GA
Illustration published in zine creating positive dialogue surrounding mental health. Visit the Psyched page for more information regarding this project.