SUBMIT YOUR ART

Please Email us the following information to contact@howamifeeling.org:

    • Name or username
    • Your artwork
    • Your caption must answer one of the following questions:
      1) How does your artwork reflect your mental health? 
      2) How is your mental health represented in your artwork?
  • Artwork must be your own original work. 
  • We do not accept submissions containing gore, blood, self promotions.
  • Captions must be shorter than 400 characters.
  • Please include necessary trigger warnings. 
  • We also accept mental health related tattoos.
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  • Check out our other submission options: writing & one sentence story.
"i was always a daydreamer, as a child i spent so much time fantasizing, it was almost maladaptive. i always had a vivid imagination and i can get really stuck or preoccupied within a daydream. so when i started experiencing dissociation at an older age, it was hard for me to differentiate my daydreams from my dissociation. i recently learned that the characteristics of daydreams meet the criteria of mild dissociation - isn’t that fascinating ? so it’s not strange that it’s hard for me to tell the difference, especially since my dissociation can display itself in many varied forms, and dissociation can feel different to me on different days or in certain situations. mental health is such a huge and complex topic, and i’m still learning about my mental health everyday. i have been thinking about this a lot and i’d be so curious to see if there are other daydreamers on here with dissociation who are struggling to differentiate the two.."
"‘The progress of therapy often depends on your ability to let go of the hope that one day you will receive the loving care that you missed out on in early life.’ - Sue Gerhardt.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ I read this recently and it made me feel so sad. So alone. But it is true that to continue to hope for something you can never get is only to continue to live with the pain of disappointment. .⁠ .⁠ The image above is a strong emotional memory I’ve had for a long time. I call it an emotional memory, because I don’t know if the actual event is real. This doesn’t invalidate the felt meaning though. .⁠ .⁠ It’s that I’m in a room crying and crying for help. But, no one comes. No one can hear me. I just keep staring at the door willing someone to come and save me. But, it never opens. .⁠ .⁠ Emotionally, I’m trapped in this room a lot of the time and this is what I’ve been struggling with lately. It’s agonizing and makes me feel so alone."⠀⁠
"This one is now my favourite. To everyone, it'll seem totally random but it means so much to me!⁠ ⁠ I saw a house for sale sign on Facebook and it had an extra sign saying "NOT HAUNTED". I found it hilarious, genuinely cried with laughter. Joked about getting it as a tattoo.⁠ ⁠ Now, to me it means I'm not haunted by my past. I still find it funny, it still makes me smile and it's a reminder for myself, I'm not haunted."