Making mental health vibrantly visible with Neuro Blooms
Mental health awareness is ever more vital during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic, as mental health conditions have risen under these adverse circumstances. Times of stress relating to finances, personal relationships, and states of health, among many other triggers have accounted for rising cases of anxiety and depression since 2020.
On social media, some mental health awareness movements have shown glimmers of hope and support for those struggling, whether it be in relation to stress-related anxiety and depression or life-long neurodiverse conditions. Leslie Holt is an artist with a therapeutic background who started the project Neuro Blooms - to raise awareness of mental health. Inspired by the coloring of PET scans by patients of different mental health conditions, Leslie Holt creates paintings and pin badges showing the striking differences between the states of mind of those afflicted.