This infographic tells a story of mental illness and trauma passed down through my family. Whether by environmental factors or DNA, there is research suggesting that mental illness, mental disorders, abuse, poverty, and disenfranchisement are multi-generational.
The story I sought to tell in this design is personal, but also general. Family trees that look like mine are far too common. The ultimate message I want viewers to take away from this poster is that the cycle doesn't have to continue — acknowledging its existence is the first step toward healing.