If you care to take up the #InsideOutChallenge, you have big chance to raise your mental health awareness. That’s what Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi believes we can and should raise our mental health awareness. By taking up this challenge, you have small chance of experiencing a sort of dire catharsis leading to mental illness.
“I inherited depression and anxiety disorders from my mom, who inspires me constantly to keep moving forward. I know there will always be road blocks, but I’m actually really happy by how much understanding there is on social media now about anxiety/depression. It doesn’t have to be a dark mystery!” (Image via Britt Gorman)
In her blog, Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills trying to enthusiastically spread her knowledge with her new #InsideOutChallenge. The #InsideOutChallenge is actually a way to encourage others to come out from the shadows, share their stories about mental illness and even to paint their faces with pride in order to push understanding forward.
This is my visual interpretation of depression: it’s like a deep dark spiral in my head. The thing with depression is that people think we’re lazy, that we just want to stay in bed all day and feel sorry for ourselves. They think that if we wanted to we could just get up and suddenly feel better. When you’re depressed it feels like there are extremely heavy weights attached to every part of your body, so seemingly effortless everyday tasks feel incredibly strenuous. ” Image via Yasaman Gheidi.
As what Gheidi believes that ‘ Mental illness shouldn’t have to be hidden away, let’s start to talk about it.” That’s why she challenges people to struggle with their mental health by proudly showing their internal feelings and by using their creativity, too. Rather than suffering in silence, it’s best when we can vent our feelings with make-ups. Only by removing some stigmas inside us, we can continue raising mental health awareness.
“This is my most meaningful art so far, I took on the #insideoutchallenge and decided to wear my mental illness to raise awareness, I hope you all like it. This is for everyone with #borderlinepersonalitydisorder. ” (Image via Kayla Thomas)
Gheidi once asked her fellows, “Why can’t we just talk about it openly? This experience along with many others inspired my ‘Inside Out Challenge’. To get her message really across, she then set lilmoonchildd on Instagram, which in time has struck a chord. Gheidi asks; “So many wonderful and amazing people can suffer from the same mental illnesses which I also do on a daily basis.”
“Depression for me feels as if my mind is clouded with storm clouds and I’m drowning in my thoughts. Finding the beauty in everything and my family is what helps me to not allow depression or anxiety to take hold over my life. Love yourself and love those you have around you. Be open to the possibilities in life.” (Image via siren_gypsy)