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44 Mental Illness Awareness Campaigns

From Depressed Dog Portraits to OCD-Enabling Workspaces

— July 10, 2013 — Social Good
With mental disorders like depression, attention deficit disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder occupying a prominent position in modern scientific research, mental illness awareness campaigns have become a staple of contemporary activism advertising. These campaigns range from photography series to pop-cup bakeries, making each of them incredibly memorable -- a fantastic technique for activist ads.

One particularly innovative campaign is a bakery by Miss Cakehead that will be popping up in London within the next year to promote depression awareness. Every cake sold in this bakery will be gray in color, highlighting the inner feelings of those suffering from depression. A large portion of the shop's profits will be going to organizations dedicated to depression research, making it both a delicious and charitable undertaking.

A second mental illness awareness campaign is that of a photographer who photographed an old, abandoned mental asylum, highlighting the poor living conditions of the space. This photo series warns against prejudice towards those suffering from various mental disorders, making a clear statement against institutionalization.

Each of these incredible mental health awareness campaigns brings something new to the movement towards acceptance of mental disorders. With these fantastically creative products, photographs and advertisements, mental health awareness has become more appreciated than ever.
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Therapy Trend Report
Therapy Trend Report
Address the Significance of Trailblazing Treatments
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Computer Program Therapy
Computer Program Therapy
The SimSensei Microsoft Kinect Sensor Program Monitors Feelings
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OCD-Reducing Brain Pacemakers
OCD-Reducing Brain Pacemakers
Researchers Have Found Ways to Reduce OCD with Brain Stimulation
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Studied Academic Artwork
Studied Academic Artwork
The Laura Javier The Elements of Happinness Posters are Scholastic
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Depression-Detecting Applications
Depression-Detecting Applications
The EI Technologies Xpression Tool Monitors Moods
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Morbid Graveyard Celebrity Editorials
Morbid Graveyard Celebrity Editorials
Kid Cudi is Reborn in the Complex February March 2013 Cover
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Depression-Alleviating Headgear
Depression-Alleviating Headgear
The Brainsway Helmet Uses Magnetic Stimulation to Treat Disorder
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Wacky Well-Being Ads
Wacky Well-Being Ads
The Dare ‘Time to Change' Commercial Sheds Light on Mental Health
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Hilariously Haunting PSAs
Hilariously Haunting PSAs
This New Zealand Transport Agency Ad Uses Humour for Outreach
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Brain-Illuminating Earphones
Brain-Illuminating Earphones
The VALKEE Bright Light Headset Fights Seasonal Depression
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Mood-Altering Apps
Mood-Altering Apps
MoodAgent is an App Based on Mood Music
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Disorder-Awareness Depictions
Disorder-Awareness Depictions
Daniel Stolle’s Images Attempt to Bring Depression Awareness
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Self-Abhorrence Art
Self-Abhorrence Art
Raphael Vincezi Creates Images Using Discouraging Words
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Mood-Boosting Portable Lighting
Mood-Boosting Portable Lighting
This Ultra Bright Sun Globe Light is a Depression-Curing Device
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Organizational Obsession Furniture
Organizational Obsession Furniture
Folder Tables For Neat Freaks and Compulsive Planners
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Ballooning Oppression Portraits
Ballooning Oppression Portraits
Janaina Tschape Captures Surreal Pictures of Isolated Women
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Robot Psychologist
Robot Psychologist
MindMentor The Future Of Mental Healthcare
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Depression Awareness Bakeries
Depression Awareness Bakeries
The Depressed Cake Shop Sells Gray Cakes for Mental Health Charities
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Drug-Free Depression Therapy
Drug-Free Depression Therapy
Cranial Stimulator by Fisher Wallace Also Cures Insomnia & Anxiety
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Depressed Dog Portraits
Depressed Dog Portraits
Martin Usborne's 'Nice to Meet You' Series Shows Sad Dogs
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Obsessive Compulsive Cutting Boards
Obsessive Compulsive Cutting Boards
The OCD Chef is for Detail-Oriented Chopping and Dicing
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Depressingly Honest Office Captures
Depressingly Honest Office Captures
These Office Photos are Cubicle Sympathizers
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OCD-Enabling Workspaces
OCD-Enabling Workspaces
This Neat and Tidy Desk by I-Han Chen’s is OCD-Inspired
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Depression-Fighting Magazines
Depression-Fighting Magazines
The Marie Claire Australia 'Shine A Light' Campaign
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Capsular Breathing Bars
Capsular Breathing Bars
The Chlorella Oxygen Bar Gives the Public a Dense Dose of Fresh Air
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Color Coded Chopping Boards
Color Coded Chopping Boards
For OCD Chefs
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Emotion-Monitoring Accessories
Emotion-Monitoring Accessories
The W/ME Wristband Aims to Keep You Balanced
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Doll-Headed Ads
Doll-Headed Ads
The Mental Health Foundation Campaign is Creative and Surreal
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Modern Depression Depictions
Modern Depression Depictions
The Ashley Lebedev Dustbowl is a Historical Treasure from the Attic
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Happy Face Hour-Counters
Happy Face Hour-Counters
Moody Watches Turn Mental Health into the Topic of the Minute
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Eerie Abandoned Asylum Photography
Eerie Abandoned Asylum Photography
David Maisel's Library of Dust Series Shows Haunting Hospitals
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Color Coded Homes
Color Coded Homes
Rainbow Bookshelf
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Green Wall Abodes
Green Wall Abodes
This Living Structure by Samyn and Partners is Literally Covered in Plant Life
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Expressively Emotional Figurines
Expressively Emotional Figurines
Mitsy of ArtMind Creates 99 Feelings Out of Ceramic Sculptures
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Critical Wall Treatments
Critical Wall Treatments
The Adam Parker Smith Installation Takes on Societal Issues
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Drunkard-Inspired Sculptures
Drunkard-Inspired Sculptures
The L'ivrogne by Gilles Barbier is Soberingly Cartoonish
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Duplicitous Depression Ads
Duplicitous Depression Ads
Ads from Samaritans of Singapore Change Meaning When Flipped
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Artistic Mental Health Signs
Artistic Mental Health Signs
Musings for Mental Health by ‘The Ghost' of We Kill You
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Mental Health Mood Walls
Mental Health Mood Walls
The 'Not Myself Today' Campaign Inspires a Simple Act
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Lonely Housewives
Lonely Housewives
Tamar Levine Portrays Depressing Domestic Life
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Self-Destruction Photography
Self-Destruction Photography
The Despair by Daniel Grizelj Series Sheds Light on Depression
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Disorder-Inspired Book Sculptures
Disorder-Inspired Book Sculptures
Thomas Wightman's Book Sculpture Art Touches on Tough Topics
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Depression-Oriented Photography
Depression-Oriented Photography
Christian Hopkins’ Images Reflect His Battles with Mental Is
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Personality Disorder Photography
Personality Disorder Photography
The Daniel Regan typeB Series Explores Mental Health Issues
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