There are many ways to raise awareness for a cause. Right now body art or “ink” seems to be having a moment. With 1 in 5 Americans living with some type of mental health challenge, tattoos are a popular way to share personal struggles. Check out these interesting designs from around the Web and shared with Psycom.

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COMING OUT OF THE CLOUD

Stigma can be a four-letter word. It can contribute to  negative feelings and interfere with our thinking. As awareness around mental health issues increases, more and more people who live with mental health challenges are using body art to showcase their mental health story.

Some say they see it as an affirmation of their worth or a way to lay claim to something that’s often tucked away from sight. This slideshow has a sampling of tattoos—some shared with us via @psycom. The knife in this slide appears to be cutting through the neck—from one shoulder to the other—and symbolizes the cut that didn’t take his life. (Photo:Unsplash, RawPixel)

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019