I think people can be very blase about mental illness. Most people think they are normal and that insanity is something which affects a small number of other people, particularly those who choose to be different. In fact everyone has the elements of what we call mental illness. Luckily for many people the balance between the disparate elements is fairly balanced and they can live life mostly without disturbance. You only see their insecurities when they are under significant stress. The way to deal with it is to recognise it and accept it as part of you. You cannot resolve any issue, or even seek help for it if you don't accept it. It may also help you to accept others who have more serious problems and be more tolerant. In this painting I have tried to capture that duality of existence which we all have but try to suppress.