The Elephant in the Room

Credit: Helen Wright

It can be difficult for non-sufferers to appreciate the impact chronic pain can have on an individual’s outlook on life. This drawing tries to empathise with those suffering and their support network alike. Encouraging words mean so much, but even the very best intentions can fail to acknowledge the realities that may be preventing an individual – physically and mentally – from throwing open the curtains and letting the light in. If only it were that simple!