A camouflage apparel line illustrating how we hide our mental health.
Hiding mental health takes a toll.
Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness or a mental health issue. Countless more struggle with their mental health, never sharing their feelings or getting the help they need.
This collection illustrates that common tendency many of us have to hide our mental health issues. Three camouflage patterns. Three hidden mental health issues. One goal: promoting an open dialogue about mental health in Canada.
Mental health matters.
Each piece in the Mental Fatigues collection uses a unique camouflage pattern to interpret a hidden mental health issue.
Over 3 million Canadians struggle with diagnosed anxiety disorders each year. This pattern depicts negative feelings that can come with anxiety, such as anger, fear, and avoidance.
Substance Use Disorder
1.2 million Canadians struggle with substance use disorders each year. This pattern depicts some of the harms that can come with substance use or addiction, such as a loss of control and problems with relationships.
Workplace Mental Health
Every week, over 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental health issues. This pattern illustrates the feeling that many Canadians in the workplace can relate to - that of being overwhelmed, or powerless.