Thursday, 26 September 2013

#GettingArtyForAnxiety - Green Ombre Polka dot




I love to do nail designs, but this particular design is to help raise awareness for anxiety and similar issues. This #gettingartyforanxiety was an idea created by Molly from Lyon Notes. I have depression and anxiety in my family so I can see first hand what it does to people.

People in general tend to have this misconception that mental illnesses, whether it be anxiety, depression, schizophrenia etc. are all something to be embarrassed about, something to sweep under the bed and to try and ignore. However, you're not alone, frighteningly, 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness in a year. Mental illnesses, when left to manifest will strip a person of their personalities, and leave you feeling as if you're a shell of your former self. This is why it's important to raise awareness of mental health, to let people know they're not alone and always have someone to talk to. #GettingArtyForAnxiety is a way of expressing your own personalities, and to raise awareness for mental illness whether you're a sufferer yourself, or a family member."

I chose green ombre polka dots because I'm quite a 'green' person you might say, recycling, campaigns for greenpeace. I care about the world and all its inhabitants, animals, humans and landscapes. I believe they need to be presevered and looked after, this could also come under looking after people you know going through depression or anxiety, give them a helping hand and let them know you are there for them.

To create this look, you can find a tutorial from What I Heart today on daily mix youtube.

Hope you are all having a great day!

Emily xo

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