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OUR TOOLS

Experience has a more lasting effect than mere information – this is especially true when it comes to such abstract topics as mental health and mental health issues. We are constantly developing new tools in order to make our knowledge more tangible, to create uniting experiences and to sensitise people in the long term. These tools can be used for oneself or in the context of workshops and trainings.

Moodsuits®

MOODSUITS® are design objects that bridge the gap between those affected by depression and anxiety disorders and their social environment. They give frequently described psychosomatic symptoms a simple form and enable them to be physically felt.

The MOODSUITS® are produced in cooperation with faktura and blumenfisch, two Berlin based workshops for people with mental illness.

The Choker
People with anxiety disorders know this all too well: This nasty lump in the throat that just won’t go away. “Globus sensation” is what psychiatrists and psychotherapists call it. By wrapping itself like a heavy chain around the neck of his wearers, the Choker makes this feeling comprehensible for non-affected people, too.





The Choker
People with anxiety disorders know this all too well: This nasty lump in the throat that just won’t go away. “Globus sensation” is what psychiatrists and psychotherapists call it. By wrapping itself like a heavy chain around the neck of his wearers, the Choker makes this feeling comprehensible for non-affected people, too.

The Cape
Living with depression feels like gravity has doubled. That’s roughly how many sufferers describe it. The Cape is a direct translation of this feeling in the form of a heavy cape that presses down your shoulders. This makes  small activities suddenly become very tedious.





The Cape
Living with depression feels like gravity has doubled. That’s roughly how many sufferers describe it. The Cape is a direct translation of this feeling in the form of a heavy cape that presses down your shoulders. This makes  small activities suddenly become very tedious.

The Bender
„Keep your head up high!“ – with the Bender on this is easier said than done. Put on like a rucksack, it makes it almost impossible to stand up and look others in the eye. The design of the Bender was inspired by statements of people suffering from depression, who described it as walking through life as if something was pushing them down.





The Bender
„Keep your head up high!“ – with the Bender on this is easier said than done. Put on like a rucksack, it makes it almost impossible to stand up and look others in the eye. The design of the Bender was inspired by statements of people suffering from depression, who described it as walking through life as if something was pushing them down.

The Veil
In her novel “The Bell Jar” Sylvia Plath describes the emotional isolation that comes with depression in striking metaphors. The Veil gives this symptom a concrete form: underneath it, you are thrown back on yourself, separated from the world – a complete outsider. A feeling that many of those affected by depression can relate to.





The Veil
In her novel “The Bell Jar” Sylvia Plath describes the emotional isolation that comes with depression in striking metaphors. The Veil gives this symptom a concrete form: underneath it, you are thrown back on yourself, separated from the world – a complete outsider. A feeling that many of those affected by depression can relate to.

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EXHIBITION

“The SHITSHOW – a show about shitty feelings” is a pop-up exhibition about depression and anxiety disorders. At the heart of the exhibition stand the MOODSUITS®, accompanied by additional small games and surveys that encourage visitors to interact and exchange ideas.

The exhibition aims to improve our shared understanding of depression and anxiety disorder and to make it easier to deal with the topic as such. It is suitable for all events in the field of (mental) health and can be booked by itself, as well as in combination with another product, such as a workshop

The SHITSHOW is produced in cooperation with blumenfisch, a Berlin based workshops for people with mental illness.