This Artist Illustrates What Mental Illness Really Feels Like

Mental illness affects approximately 20 percent of American adults every year, and is often debilitating, especially when left untreated. Artist Shawn Cross created a series of drawings to show the world what different types of mental illness feel like. The image of what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder feels like will leave you reeling.

Major Depressive Disorder

Millions of people suffer from depression every year. For some, depression can be situational, but for many others, it is a struggle that can be a lifetime battle. The artist does a fantastic job of showing the despair that comes with major depressive disorder here.