3 October 2012

ABC Challenge: D is for Depression Awareness

October is Depression Awareness month, in America. The UK doesn't have an awareness month, just a single week which was April 17–24. 

However raising awareness is never a bad thing and it also fits in nicely with the Llama ABC Nail Challenge. 

Find out for about Depression.

The nails which I have done are supposed to represent the darkness of depression, black, dark, messy, imperfect. Foggy, unclear thinking. The matte finish because there is nothing shiny to be found. Imprinted with a fingerprint as it can be hard to know who you are under all the black fog.

The final set of nails I added black crackle which is again matte, and doesn't sit flush to the nails making it harder to see the white. One of the nails has a person on, as one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year (MIND

"At least one person in every six  becomes depressed in the course of their lives. One in 20 is clinically depressed. Figures suggest that it is women more than men who become depressed, but men may find it harder to admit to or talk about their experience. All age groups can be affected, and it’s important to take symptoms seriously and not to dismiss them as an inevitable part of growing up or growing old. By recognising and treating the symptoms and getting help, it’s possible to overcome depression, and prevent it coming back"

October 10th 2012 is also World Mental Health Day.
Find out more about Depression.


  1. A great manicure for a great cause. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Brilliant mani, such a good cause!

    Jazz x

  3. Love the mani and a great cause :D

  4. Great mani and a fantastic way to raise awareness


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