Mental illnesses, when not properly treated, can be as dangerous as physical ones. Just because some people don't understand something doesn't mean it can be ignored. Artist Toby Allen, who runs the Tumblr account zestydoesthings , ran a series of illustrations depicting different kinds of mental illnesses as fantastical monsters with their own set of powers. The artwork is brilliant and the text that accompanies it, fits perfectly with the fantasy style without straying far away from the real issue at hand.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder


Sleep Disorder

Social Anxiety

Dissociative Identity Disorder


Anorexia Nervosa

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Selective Mutism



All images sourced from ZestyDoesThings .