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A Day of OCD – Visualizing Mental Illness

This week, an article on Scientific American published a hand-drawn diagram documenting a day in a life as a person with anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (commonly known as OCD) by Jill Simpson, a sociology research fellow at the University of York.  This is based on her article, Visualizing Mental Illness.

This illustration helps to visualize, mental illness is unique for each individual.  The specific and intimate nature of this drawing reveals something essential that a list of symptoms simply cannot express.  Process through data visualization and art within a group setting or individually can be a powerful tool for communication and understanding within oneself and with others.

More information on Process Group.