Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Depression, and other mental illnesses brought to life as “Real Monsters”

An artist struggling with his own anxiety gives mental illness a monstrous, illustrated form to shed light on an often invisible problem.

Artist Toby Allen has long suffered from general and social anxiety, illnesses that are burdensome to those they plague, but often invisible to the outside world. Three years ago, to give his demons shape, he created and illustrated a story called “Toby and the Monsters.”

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Anxiety by Toby Allen


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