Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Artist: Sherine Elsharnouby Artist Bio: I am a neuroscience masters student at Carleton University. I have always been very passionate about mental health both from a science point of view and through artistic expression. Description: “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re ... Read More »

The obtuse brain

Artist: Samantha Coates Artist Bio: I am a second year Neuroscience Masters student, studying resiliency, social connectedness and genetics Description: The brain may appear the same in most people, but in reality it is extraordinarily different from person to person. These differences drastically change an individual’s mental health. It is important that we understand the ... Read More »

To Know Another Mind by Rebecca Hay

To Know Another Mind by Rebecca Hay

Winner of the Michelangelo (university and college students) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Theory of Mind is a concept in neuroscience that examines the root of empathy. It is best defined as the ability to understand that others have different thoughts and experiences from our own. The ability to empathize ... Read More »

[Blank] is scary by Tetyana Maniuk

[Blank] is scary by Tetyana Maniuk

We all react differently to a variety of situations, thoughts. But also, the reaction to a situation that one person has faced may evoke a completely different reaction in another. Some people may face tough situations “head-on” and leave them feeling strong. Others may face hardships and leave feeling hopeless… lost. We don’t exactly know ... Read More »

Self Compassion by Tasneem Salim

Self Compassion by Tasneem Salim

Raw, cold, and clammy, Sleepless nights and aching silence Rub your skin, pat your hair ‘People get through this they say’ Rub your skin, pat your hair Your warmth, your sympathy I am very much interested in photography and sometimes we can’t really explain what we’d like to convey through words. I’ve chosen photography. This ... Read More »

Death by Pain by Katherine Power

Death by Pain by Katherine Power

This artwork is about my own personal chronic pain from a car accident, and the mental health issues that revolve around it. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which is an invisible disorder, and this painting is about it’s affects on the mind and body. Read More »

Overflow by Madison Foran

Overflow by Madison Foran

My work explores the reality of being stuck within your own world of thoughts and the fight between who you are and who you’re supposed to be. Which can wear you down to your core. We live in a world where we are told what we have to be; we are told we have to ... Read More »

No Reservation by Avery Quesnel

No Reservation by Avery Quesnel

Many a’ time have i walked down the line between unseen elaborate temptation and each of those times I’ve signaled and signed of the crow who knows no reservation with one beady eye he tears truth from the lies, his knowledge found through contemplation an answer for all as he cries out his call, the ... Read More »

Untitled by Shannon LeBlanc

Untitled by Shannon LeBlanc

This piece of prose was adapted from my suicide note in which I tried to attempt suicide three times. Hospitalized with nothing but a coloured pencil and sudoku puzzles, I wrote this poem from fragments of my mind’s reflections. I revisited these fragments to compose this visual poetry piece, hoping that it will bring awareness ... Read More »

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