Artist with depression and anxiety draws what she learns in therapy - and it's incredible

Getty Images

According to the latest statistics from mental health charity Mind, one in four people in the population will suffer from a mental health issue each year, which means that there's no doubt someone you know will be struggling.

Now, 29-year-old artist Kate Alan, who suffers from depression and anxiety, is sharing the lessons she has learnt in therapy onto her Instagram account thelatestkate, in order to help others who might be struggling, in the form of some incredible illustrations, cartoons, comics and drawings. ​

Many of the illustrations tackle anxiety.

While others simply include excellent, life-affirming messages of support.

And others tackle depression.

As well as difficult, triggering occasions, like Christmas.

And no matter how bad you feel right now, these feelings are impermanent.

She even designed a comic book, to help share mindfulness techniques she learned in therapy.

Speaking to Bored Panda about the comic, she said:

I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Depression,

The comic half comes from exercises I learned in therapy and half from personal experience.

Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy have both been helpful in managing my mental health.

She also shared some other lifestyle tips:

Eating well, exercising, creating, and working to have solid relationships have helped, too

If you're a fan of Kate's work, her prints are available to buy on her Redbubble shop, and you can find out more information about her work on her social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Let's hope her inspirational, thoughtful work can help others who may be struggling, too.

HT Someecards

More: This is why some people with mental illness say they're 'tired'

More: What to do if you're struggling with your mental health at Christmas

The Conversation (0)