Tracey Emin, Trying to Find You 1, 2007

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, a day to promote global mental health education and awareness, and to advocate against the social stigma that so often surrounds the topic, in spite of its universality. This small, yet visceral depiction of a nude woman on all fours was painted by British artist Tracey Emin in 2007. Throughout her career, Emin has frequently spoken, and created art about, her own struggles with mental health. Click here to read Holly Black’s insightful interview with the artist for Elephant Issue 38, where she discusses the subject, as well as the intimate introspection at play within her work.