Surreal illustrations help anxiety sufferers find common ground.

Artist Fabien Mérelle’s haunting images let the world see what so many feel.

If you’ve ever felt anxiety, artist Fabien Mérelle’s dark self-portraits will surely resonate with you. His detailed drawings have a nightmarish quality that conveys a deep uneasy feeling and is hard to escape. If art has the power to heal, Mérelle’s collection of memorable images will at least let people who suffer from anxiety know they are not alone.

(h/t Beautiful/Decay)