Living with mental illness is many things, it can be ugly, painful, exhausting and life threatening. It can also be tender, beautiful and transformative. 1in20 is a place where you can connect, both heart and mind, with those who have walked before you, so others walk alongside you.
“More than an awareness campaign, more than healing through art, more than stigma-fighters, 1in20 is a living breathing community offering validation, support and a creative outlet for people coping with and surviving mental illness.”
Our mission is to close the gap between the vital but impersonal research conducted byacademics and clinicians and share how it really feels when you are suffering from depression or mental illness. We aim to provide a platform where you can share your stories, discover that you are not alone and find a safe outlet to express everything you are experiencing, from despair, to joy, to fear, to hope, and in time, to recovery.
We dream of a world where mental health can be discussed freely, without shame.
Using Instagram as a platform with far reaching accessibility, 1in20 is a collaborative collection of personal stories, images, illustrations, and photography.
This exhibtion was curated by Marvi Lacar and you can find out more about 1in20 on their website www.oneintwenty.org
Disclaimer: 1in20 is not intended as a substitute for mental health care.
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