One of the worst diseases that can happen to a person: schizophrenia. hearing voices that are not there, seeing imaginary friends or even creatures causes schizophrenia patients to lose that real contact with the world and worsen over time.
Schizophrenic patients, who have difficulty in distinguishing between real and unreal events, often began to talk about themselves by painting what they saw. is working. Although these drawings sound frightening, they reflect the abstract concepts of schizophrenic patients, the emptiness in their souls and their helplessness in a painful form.
Kate Fenner, now diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 17
Kate Fenner is currently in her 20s and has been struggling with the disease since she was 17. Kate, who is afraid of the imaginary things she sees in the first stages of the disease and therefore feels excluded from the world, states that it is good for her to draw what she sees. “I draw a lot of my hallucinations because drawing helps me deal with it,” says Kate. scary eyes, flies and strange creatures with big eyes states that he saw it. If you wish, let’s take a closer look at Kate’s world with her drawings.
A few of Kate’s drawings;
According to what he told, Kate saw herself in this way in the mirror;
The bird that sings to Kate in her hallucinations;
The fly that tells Kate to always set the house on fire;
“If I steal their niceness, I guess I’ll be nice too”
Three imaginary friends of a Reddit user named ErosPram; Space, Small, Devil
ErosPram, who wants to share his discomfort with other people on Reddit, has accompanied him in his life since kindergarten. One of his imaginary friends named Void, Little and Devil is talking about. Stating that Void and Small can only hear their voices and see Satan, ErosPram states that Satan always brings the biggest difficulty.
According to what ErosPram tells, Satan always makes negative comments to the lady and when he feels that he is not being listened to, he starts shouting to be heard. Instead of being afraid of Satan, especially in crowded areas that you managed to ignore
ErosPram stated that Satan hated him and said he always wanted him to go to hell. Users asked ErosPram to draw a drawing of what the devil looks like.
ErosPram asked users what Satan thinks about this drawing. “He says that my talent in painting is a hopeless event just like myself. But I think it’s okay, he definitely looks like him” gives the answer.
Photograph drawn by Karen Blair, a schizophrenic patient, in 1929:
Eric Baumann’s reflection of his own mind;
The drawing made by a schizophrenic in a mental hospital:
The last photo of a schizophrenic patient without committing suicide:
The creature seen by a schizophrenic patient who is always hallucinating:
Two headed creatures drawn by Johfra Draak:
Dante’s Inferno, again interpreted by Draak in his own confused mind
Painter Bryan Charnley, who couldn’t stand his delusions in 1991 and committed suicide
Charnley, who started having borderline crises at the age of 18 in 1968 and started to have hallucinations and delusions over time, managed to win the Central School of Art and Design despite all these difficulties.
The life of the Charnleys was quite challenging, borderline crises at school and hallucinations prompted the young man to start medication, and Charnley died because medication wasn’t enough. Electroshock therapy for 6 years had to see. Charnley, who could not stand the pain he experienced when he was 41 years old, but managed to produce impressive works within this period. committed suicide after painting his last portrait. Charnley was left with drawings showing how hard he was going through.
Photos drawn by Charnley:
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