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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

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

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Comment by QueensBee Zines on February 17, 2012 at 10:31pm

Greetings! My fuzzy cosmic creature friend, Moon Sky, wants to share with y'all a zine of its spiritual sermons in this short 8-page color comic zine.

You can meet Moon Sky on its blog here! And decide whether you'd dig getting your hands on a copy of happy self-help happenings to share with your human or furry friends.

-If you wanna trade, email your address info here: moonskyspirit@gmail.com

Comment by sarah tea-rex on January 15, 2012 at 7:09am

http://sarahtearex.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/zines-in-video/ one of my mental health zines now in video. hawt yeah.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 8, 2012 at 3:37pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - HOAX #7

The topic of Hoax #7 will be feminisms and CHANGE. We are eager for feminists of all backgrounds & genders to submit! 

Potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to: 

  • Goals: how we aim to act & who we want to become / thinking about the future of feminism / short term vs. long term planning
  • Measuring Change: methods in which we attempt to gauge change (grant cycles, report cards, the DSM, etc.) / is change quantifiable?  / a-ha moments in which we have observed noticeable differences in our communities / “normative” & expected changes (in terms of personal & community development, growing up, queerness as “a phase,” recovery, etc.) / delusions of “progress” / changes that have not necessarily been positive/ inspirational stories
  • Development: colonization & gentrification / community organizing (strategies, personal stories etc.) / feminist & queer geography / international gender issues / re-location
  • Loss: grief / assimilation / death of someone close to you / dealing with trauma 
  • The Body: changing relationship our bodies over time (aging, weight, political beliefs, surgeries, etc.) / the “love yr body!” expectation within feminism (critiques of this expectation; positive stories) / body modification 
  • The Self: personal growth & ways in which feminism has (or has not) pushed & challenged us / self-care & feminism / “the personal is political” – the importance of that statement paired with the necessity of challenging it / do we have a “true self” that escapes change? / how “coming out” alters the way that we relate to others & vice versa / stuff that others have tried to change about us (through force, coercion etc.)
  • Legislation: the pros & cons of legislative reform / does “radical” always mean a rejection of legislative reform? / obtaining legal aid / social factors that impact our relationship to the cops / when & if can the master’s tools be used to fuck with the master’s house
  • Visibility / Communication / Media: how our personal changes are showcased & read / self-expression (or lack thereof) & how it relates to feminism, queerness, zine making, etc / books, movies & music which have influenced us / changing nature of information sharing as it relates to feminism/ how the media has changed our perception of time & social justice work/ personal exposure & secrecy  
  • Relationships: our feminism has impacted our interpersonal relationships (with family, friends, partners etc.) / relationships between who we are and what we can (& cannot) do / trying to change ourselves in order to feel accepted / how does (& doesn’t) feminism accommodate people who hold different identities & come from different backgrounds 
  • Language: evolution of terminology & identity descriptors / nuances of identity politics in feminist & queer circles / what terms we embrace and cast aside over time / applications of the “feminist” label
  • History: unearthing connections with our predecessors / relationships to feminists & queers of the past / importance of historical perseverance / traditions (when to keep & to alter) / personal reflections & retrospections

we also totally need lots of artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.)! particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material.

please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by march 1st, 2012. if you are interested, 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!

also, we are still distributing back issues of hoax #3 – feminism & health, hoax #4 – feminism & hirstory, hoax #5 – feminisms & community, and hoax #6 – feminisms & communication, in addition to our perzines. please check out our etsy shop or email us if you would like to obtain any of these issues!

it’s been almost three years since we first began working on hoax. since 2009, hannah montana has been taken off the air,  carrie brownstein picked up her guitar again, ugg boots are even more out of style, & those of us in the US can officially be detained indefinitely. neither of us can believe how much this project has expanded since its inception. thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine!

we are looking forward to seeing yr work!

in solidarity,
sari & rachel

Comment by Nick Kessler on December 16, 2011 at 4:00pm

Hey folks.  While attending a rehabilitation program here in Vancouver, WA I was struck by how difficult it can be for intelligent people as myself to fit in to these programs, to SLOW DOWN and ACT like you're medicated, because that seems to be the only way people will acknowledge progress (I know, it's kind of sick and twisted).  I know a lot of the people on this forum have been to outpatient programs/groups, and this leads me to the offer I was thinking.  I would like to create a mental health system coping manual for those of us that have trouble communicating with people and understanding the basis of some of these programs.  To that end, any stories of survival in groups/outpatient programs and how people managed to still find help in them despite the odds would be welcome.  You would receive credit and a few copies to help spread the word.  Please email me at nick.kessler@comcast.net.

Comment by DawnZilla on December 15, 2011 at 5:11pm

Hey everyone!  I work with a queer youth drop-in center and advocacy organization here in Vermont.  I'm going to be doing an ongoing zine group and was hoping for some donations to our zine library for youth to read and be inspired by.  I'm specifically looking for zines by queers (LGBTQQ) and/or that would be somehow relevant to queer youth (ages 13-22).  As queer youth are disproportionately impacted by substance abuse, suicide, homelessness, etc., zines related to these issues or promoting self care, etc are very welcome.  It would especially be great to have zines created by queer youth...  Just sayin!

Please feel free to get in touch if you're interested in donating or if you have any questions.

Contact dawnzillamonster[at]gmail.com or send to

Zine Library
c/o DawnZilla
PO Box 733
Burlington, VT 05402

Thanks!

Comment by Daily Alice Clementine on December 5, 2011 at 5:09pm

Hello! I finished the first issue of my perzine, "Lungless Salamander," about a month ago and have a fresh batch of copies from Kinko's as of today. Although the zine isn't meant to be specifically about mental health, mental health problems are a prominent recurring feature of my life and that fact tends to come up in my writing. I'd like to trade zines with anyone who is interested, especially seeing as I'm new to all this zine-making stuff...

Comment by Synthia Nicole on November 6, 2011 at 11:31pm
Hi All, "Damaged Mentality #3" is now available for trade. Also, the previous issues up for trade & at www.fluxxii.com . (write up's of these issues on the site).
Comment by R on November 5, 2011 at 3:25pm
Hi,
I am collecting submissions for a zine written about and for people who hear voices.  Hearing voices is a more common experience than most people realise, and one that is detrimentally linked to mental health problems and to a negative, stereotyped view of people with mental health problems.  It has been argued that hearing voices is part of the human experience, and can be documented from the very beginning of our historical records.  I am open to any kind of submissions about the experience of hearing voices - whether your story is about yourself, about living with or caring for someone who hears voices (with their permission and/or appropriate annonymisation), about being diagnosed due to hearing voices, about positve or negative experiences of hearing voices, about one-off or ongoing experiences of hearing voices, about experiences of being labelled due to hearing voices.  Both personal and technical/academic writing is welcome in any format from prose to poetry and beyond.  Artwork is welcome.  Any submissions or questions about the project can be emailed to gadfi_um AT yahoo dot co dot uk
Thanks!
R
Comment by QueensBee Zines on October 6, 2011 at 11:51pm

Hi Zinesters!
My name's Dawn. I am a former NYC public high school ESL teacher who taught zine-making to my students. Now, I'm in library school studying to become a community college/academic librarian, hopefully. 


Anyway, I am currently in an information literacy pedagogy course, and doing a research process project with the following research question:
"How do high school teachers create effective zine projects to help students of all learning abilities improve in their writing skills?"


If any of you have/know of someone who has/or know of resources where I can find information related to this question, please reply to me at the following email address- 


senorita.wing@gmail.com
Thanks in advance!

Comment by lauramarie on August 28, 2011 at 12:52pm
I have a new mental health zine functionally ill 10 available for trade.  It's about using the word crazy, what mad love means to me, how my crazy manifests, and how I feel about my best friend Arrow's self-harm.  Please message me here or at robotmad (gmail) to arrange a trade, and thanks.  You can also message me for info about backissues. 
 

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