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Mental Health Zines

zinesters who write and create zines about mental health, mental illness, personal struggles and work around it, advice and support, resources, and everything else around this theme.

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Your favorite zines about mental health 4 Replies

Started by steph sprout. Last reply by Heather Joy Jackson May 22.

I am having a hard time finding zines on Eating Disorders... Any suggestions? 5 Replies

Started by Julia Kirk. Last reply by Heather Joy Jackson May 22.

how do you do it? make zines about mental health stuff, that is 6 Replies

Started by Niku. Last reply by Jenny Hughes Jan 13, 2013.

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Comment by Derek on July 23, 2014 at 7:04pm

hey, i got a zine awhile back from here called "Apression" , i emailed the writer and her mail was dead, i have looked for her here as well, does anyone know who i am speaking of? her zine was cool, and i hope shes ok.

Comment by Robert on July 7, 2014 at 10:49am

My first perzine, Veill, is ready for sale or trade!

Twenty pages including cover, size A5, computer font and manual typewriter font (Olympia Traveller), stapled.

In this first issue: poetry; analogue photographs taken with an ancient Russian Zenit 122; personal prose with anxiety disorder and genderqueer more or less as thread.

Started on 23/06 last, first print run on 04/07, please contact me for sale or trade at veillzine@gmail.com!

Comment by Steven Hughes Purkey on June 14, 2014 at 11:15pm

What's Your Damage? - Mental Illness & Shit! Volume One ~ new release from MC Sunflower Jones

This comp zine is filled with maniacs & lunatics freshly escaped from the asylum...including art & words from wingnuts the world round. Tales from the psychward, psychotropic medication reviews, art therapy projects, whoas from the uninsured, psychiatric resoouces, Rorschach blotches, Sigmund Freud, as well as quotes from actual mental patients & orderlies - just to name a few!

Order the Mental Illness Box Set & get the digest-sized comp zine + 2 companion micro zines: Depression & Borderline Personality Disorder. We also have a limited number of What's Your Damage? buttons & stickers, which will be included as long as they last... 

Clickity click the link, deranged butterflies, & Fuck The Stigma!

www.MCSunflowerJones.etsy.com

Comment by Nest on June 4, 2014 at 3:49pm

I make a sex zine called my buoyancy, an effortless feeling.  The first issue is about body image, BDSM, PTSD, sexual violence, sexual healing, and being radical. It's available for trade.  I thought I'd post about it here because of the PTSD and body image content.  Maybe you'd enjoy it.  Please message me here, or email me at nestnestnestnestnest at gmail.  Thank you.

Comment by lauramarie on June 1, 2014 at 12:18pm

Dear friends, my latest mental health zine is functionally ill 17.  This one is about therapy, rapid cycling, body image, disability, dreams.  Please contact me if you would like to trade.  Otherwise, here's my etsy.  

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172952157/mental-health-zine-functiona...

Comment by Jen on May 21, 2014 at 12:01am

Hey friends! I recently posted a blog post about my zine and my connection to the zine community. I also put a bunch of my zines up on my etsy shop. I'd love it if you could check them out! <3

http://www.skinnedknees.net/support-independent-press-buy-my-zines/

http://etsy.com/shop/magpiesformoons

Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 15, 2014 at 3:19pm

NEW YORK CITY FEMINIST ZINE FEST 2014

Do you like zines? How about feminism? Because second annual NYC Feminist Zine Fest is coming up! Mark your calenders for March 1st, 2014 from 1-6pm. This time we will be at Barnard College in uptown Manhattan, 3009 Broadway in the James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall. The space is handicap accessible.

We will be opening the call for tablers very soon, so if you’re a zinester or artist interested in sharing your work, keep an eye on our website (http://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com/) for updates. We also need volunteers to help the day run smoothly so if you think that sounds like you (or you have questions in general), email us at feministzinefestnyc@gmail.com! RSVP to the WMZ event here!

Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 5, 2014 at 7:07am

call for submissions! hoax #10: feminisms & EMBODIMENTS

potential ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • The Physical Body: Representations of class / gender / race within a physical body; Changing relationship to our bodies over time; Body modifications; Having a body that is visibly marked as “other” / more easily recognized by the state; (Un)Intentional politics of bodily presentations; How bodily representations in media affect marginalized groups in real life;  Physical transformations via surgery, hormones, plants, etc;  Fat positivity & size acceptance; Physical self-defense; Ways in which the body remembers violence
  • Dysphoria: Gender dysphoria; Dysphoria and eating disorders; The medicalization of dysphoria; Means to cope with dysphoria & feelings of homelessness in one’s body; Critiques of the the “love yr body!” expectation within feminisms; Resolving erroneously-read projections
  • The Emotional Self: Do we have an “authentic self” that is impermeable to change?; How feminisms & other political stances affect our personal growth; Self-care & feminisms; “The personal is political” – The importance of that statement paired with the necessity of challenging it; Things others have tried to change about us (through force, coercion, guilt, etc.); How to rectify situations in which our assumed privileges or statuses do not match up with our lived experiences
  • Science: Resisting biological determinism & essentialism; Ways in which science reaffirms scripts of kyriarchy (ex: GID and the DSM / ties between the “obesity epidemic” and race / “hysteria”); Problems within the healthcare system; Radical mental health; Making science work for people who aren’t straight / white / western / cis / men
  • History / Culture: Mapping how former embodiments affect the present & the future; Preservation of traditions & shared traits; Storytelling and the transmission of intergenerational knowledges; Being in different moments; Unearthing connections with our predecessors / Relationships to feminists & queers of the past; Personal reflections & retrospection; Personal baggage; Embodiment of one's nationality and heritage; Personal goals and transformations; Distance and borders
  • Visibility: How we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non-verbally); How different communication styles “out" us; Secrecy; Body politics & gendered expressions ("passing" & “body work"); Terminologies we use & how they impact us; Choosing how to express one’s sensitivities & vocalize need; Making decisions about sharing info in certain places (in school, at home, at yr job, etc.) / Portraying ourselves online in a surveiled society; Ways to use art, theatre, & other creative mediums to display emotion
  • Relationships: Embodiment of other people's histories and struggles; Learning to act in solidarity with instead of for your community members; Setting boundaries; Consent and sexuality; Representations of healthy relationships; The social capital associated with sexual desirability; The impact of sex work on one's personal relationships
  • Dis/Ability: Intersections of race, gender, class, and disability; Illnesses & how they impact one’s daily life depending on how visible they are to others; Caring for disabled loved ones; The correlation between trauma and illness; The impact of living with STIs and / or HIV/AIDS

please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by march 31st, 2014. feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! as always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! check out our site for more info!

 

Comment by QueensBee Zines on December 28, 2013 at 4:25pm

My latest 8.5 X 11 b&w comic zine, "Hello/Adios" is available on my Etsy shop for $6 + shipping. 

Hand-printed front/back covers (comes in blue/yellow/orange).

(With tales of tears, joy and redemption in between. ) 

Comment by Alise deBie on December 25, 2013 at 7:15pm

The first ever Mad Pride Hamilton (Ontario, CANADA) zine is out!

54 pages 8 1/2 by 11

art, articles, poetry, resources, references, theory, and lots of craziness

written and curated entirely by people who identify as mad, mentally ill, nuts, crazy, insane, service users and refusers, neurodiverse, neuroatypical.

$5 or pay what you can - email to arrange mad.pride.hamilton@gmail.com

www.etsy.com/people/MadPride

www.facebook.com/MadPrideHamilton

If you're on Etsy and write about mental health related things, let us know so we can link to you...and buy/trade for a copy of your stuff!

 

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