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Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression

Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.

However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.

The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.

It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.

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carloslovesyou:

Oliver Scott Sykes. The story behind this photo is nothing crazy but I feel is unique. Unlike most of the previous photos i have taken and posted, this one is a bit different because I’ve never met Oli. I usually have been on the same tour with everyone I’ve photographed holding the #suicide sign if not at least walked by each other and said hi, This was not the case with this fellow. Until today Oli was like a mythical creature from a land far away. He was someone I heard about and saw pictures of but never had solid proof of his existence. Anyway long story short today I met Oli. Without much of an introduction I approached him and said “hey man my name is Carlos and I have this project where I take photos of someone kids look up to in hopes to motivate them towards a positive future, mind if I take a photo of you holding this sign I made”. Without much hesitation he stood up from his chair and said “sure thing”. I took the photo, said thanks and right after he extended his hand to shake mine and said “Oli nice to me you”. The entire thing happened in under 2 minutes. Aside from this small talk I don’t know much about Oli but I do know actions speak louder than words. Thanks for showing humility and respect to a funny looking stranger bud, ill catch you around.

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