Compartmentalization At Its Worst

Carla Cannon

"I struggle with episodes of anxiety and depression and with this comes the effect of a busy head and catastrophizing thoughts. At times these continue to whirl within my head as I try desperately to mentally sort the truth from the fiction."

For many years I had worked as a teaching assistant and learning mentor in a Primary School. Due to long episodes of absence from work with anxiety and depression it was with a heavy heart that I decided to leave the career I had loved so much.

In my darker times of poor mental health art has become my therapy. Many opportunities have presented themselves due to the pieces I have created which depict my feelings about my health and my continued journey"

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