• Psychologist Douglas Amorim, from Cuiabá, Brazil, has created a photo essay called “Depressive Intimacy” to draw attention to issues of mental illness and suicide.
    Psychologist Douglas Amorim, from Cuiabá, Brazil, has created a photo essay called “Depressive Intimacy” to draw attention to issues of mental illness and suicide.
  • “I wanted to make people who suffer feel understood, and urge them to seek help,” Amorim told BuzzFeed Brazil.
    “I wanted to make people who suffer feel understood, and urge them to seek help,” Amorim told BuzzFeed Brazil.
  • This photo depicts anxiety disorder.
    This photo depicts anxiety disorder.
  • Amorim says he has also suffered from depression and was the model in the photos.
    Amorim says he has also suffered from depression and was the model in the photos.
  • This photo illustrates social phobia and pathological shyness, another common aspect of depression, among other mental illnesses.
    This photo illustrates social phobia and pathological shyness, another common aspect of depression, among other mental illnesses.
  • This photo represents bipolar disorder.
    This photo represents bipolar disorder.
  • This photo depicts a person reduced to physical weakness.
    This photo depicts a person reduced to physical weakness.
  • This photo reflects depersonalization, defined by Amorim as “turning into a second person,” such that virtually anything seems insurmountable.
    This photo reflects depersonalization, defined by Amorim as “turning into a second person,” such that virtually anything seems insurmountable.
  • This photo illustrates the feeling of always being persecuted by your condition, no matter where you go. 
    This photo illustrates the feeling of always being persecuted by your condition, no matter where you go. 

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