I just finished this college for my English 102 research project, tell me what you think! The people on the right represent society, and they are saying people should be “happy, alive, and sensible.” The girl smiling on the bottom represents a mentally ill person. She is smiling to try and conform to society and make people believe she is okay, but to the left you can see what is really going on in her head. Different words represent different mental disorders, for example I used “mania” for bipolar, “sad” for depressed, “worry” for anxiety, and “stop eating” for an eating disorder. The chameleon in the top left hand corner is watching “society” to see what they want, and it will readily change to fit in, much like a chameleon changes colors to fit their environment (I think?). In the middle are words such as “perfect,” “confident,” “good enough,” and “positive” to show the part of the mentally ill girl that she shares with the world and wants everyone to think she is. The point of my research was to show that social stigma hinders recovery rates and this is one of the visuals I chose to make to support that.