Artist Creatively Uses The Simple Paper Clip To Illustrate Complex Mental Illnesses And Disorders

Graphic designer Eisen Bernard Bernardo, ingeniously used the simple paper clip to illustrate the complex mental health ailments people are facing today. He hopes to create awareness and understanding of the magnitude of mental health issues plaguing our society today.

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#1. Depression

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“A paper clip is a very simple innovation. It is just a twisted metal but it can keep things together (not permanently though, but still).”

#2. Anxiety

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“I even had a paper clip tattoo to remind myself every day that ‘I should keep things together’.”

#3. Eating Disorder

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

“I even had a paper clip tattoo to remind myself every day that ‘I should keep things together’.”

#4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“For me, it symbolizes life more because it has a starting point and an end point.”

#5. Substance abuse

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“There is also direction of movement that can depict how people live their lives.”

#6. Bipolar disorder

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“Can be from outside going in, or being in touch with what is inside and slowly discovering the world outside.”

#7. Post-traumatic stress disorder

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“In this series, I would like to visualise the most common mental illnesses and disorders a lot of people, especially the youth, are facing right now.”

#8. Dissociative identity disorder

Artist Creatively Uses Paper Clips To Illustrate Mental Illnesses And Disorders

 

“Through these minimalist illustrations, I hope to promote awareness and understanding of the alarming problem.”

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