Pictures of Anxiety

Art is one of our greatest gifts and healers. When we aren't creating, we can admire the creations of others. Photographer Katie Crawford's collection called "My Anxious Heart" explores what anxiety looks like. Her images capture the misconceptions about anxiety. Instead of being antisocial or overdramatic, Katie explains that people with anxiety are "most likely processing everything around them so intensely that they can't handle a lot of questions, people or heavy information all at once...Anxiety is when you feel everything."

Her photos make the hidden pain of anxiety physical to prove that mental illnesses can be just as detrimental as physical illnesses.

Just like with physical illness, there are days that are lighter. There are days when someone with chronic back pain isn’t wincing with every step, but the days of a flair up are almost paralyzing.
— http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/anxiety-photos-katie-crawford_n_7292548.html?utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=partner
"A captive of my own mind. The instigator of my own thoughts. The more I think, the worse it gets. The less I think, the worse it gets. Breathe. Just breathe. Drift. It'll ease soon."

"A captive of my own mind. The instigator of my own thoughts. The more I think, the worse it gets. The less I think, the worse it gets. Breathe. Just breathe. Drift. It'll ease soon."

Posted on May 26, 2015 .