Ways of Mental Self-Abuse


CJ Johnson

This is a photo series I did that abstractly portrays some of the ways that we self abuse ourselves mentally. Self-Damnation is how we tend to tell ourselves to not do something because we might fail anyway, Self-Trepanation refers to how in the old days they drilled holes in the head of those who would misbehave and they thought drilling the hole would fix the problem just as how we tend to do drastic things that we think would help fix our problems but they end up not fixing them,only helping us forget about the problem until it happens again. Drinking, smoking, partying, etc. Self-Demotion is when we demote ourselves to less than we are just because we have a bad day or something bad happened.


hand holding puppet strings burning puppet burned puppet