A Photo Series Project Desires To Set The Record Straight About Mental Illness

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Dior Vargas is assisting to modify the planet. Her “People of Colour &amp Mental Illness Photo Project” is sharing the truth about those who reside with mental illnesses. Individuals of any race can have a mental illness — it is not tailored to just a single ethnic group.

On her web site, she states, “We want to change the way this is represented. This is not some thing to be ashamed about. We want to confront and end the stigma [about mental illness].”

Vargas encourages individuals of color to submit photos of themselves holding a sign that says who they are and what mental illness they have. She produced confident to share her own photo, too.

POC and Mental Illness Photo Project / Dior Vargas

When asked what inspired her to start the project, Vargas told MTV News, “I’ve been an activist for years but I decided that I wanted to focus on mental wellness/illness simply because it is a topic that requirements to be addressed and it’s one thing that I reside with each and every single day.”

“I wanted to generate a space exactly where men and women could submit images of themselves and share their stories,” Vargas continued. “I wanted to create a resource where people of colour could go to for hope and a sense of neighborhood.”

To see a lot more of Vargas’ project or to submit your personal photo, head on over to her internet site. You can also adhere to Vargas on Facebook and Twitter.

H/T BuzzFeed

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