Facing Problems Head On

Facing Problems Head On

This art piece, featured in The Guardian, is called “Tiger, Shark and Me Sit Down for Tea” and was created by Emma Haddow. The artist expresses that growing up she struggled with anxiety and depression which was very dehabilitating at times. Haddow expresses that it is scary to face your problems head on, especially mental health problems. However, it is even more scary ignoring what lies just below the surface and suppressing those negative thoughts. The tiger and the shark represent how anxiety or depression may “act” or feel like when facing them head on. Both sharks and tigers are seen as very powerful, scary and intimidating creatures. Which is why it is likely why the artist decided to represent anxiety and depression this way as mental health problems can feel the exact same way. 

anxiety, depression, mental health, recovery, therapy, problems, overcoming stress, positivity, negativity, suppression

Image Credits:
Feature Image: Mr TT, on Unsplash, Creative Commons
Body Image: Emma Haddow, on the Guardian, Public Domain