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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 11 Replies

Started by steph sprout. Last reply by Jade Hutchinson Jun 7.

how do you do it? make zines about mental health stuff, that is 9 Replies

Started by Niku. Last reply by Sam Schmitt Dec 26, 2015.

I am having a hard time finding zines on Eating Disorders... Any suggestions? 7 Replies

Started by Julia Kirk. Last reply by Heather Joy Jackson Jul 6, 2015.

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Comment by fishspit on February 26, 2016 at 6:30pm

wiseblood!  it has a number of mental health issues.  you want one?  just write!

new issue has a story of losing my gal to mental illness . . . well . . . and my alcoholism.

wiseblood!  always free!  love trades!  drop me a line oh pals of mine!

fishspit out!

Comment by missmuffcake on February 3, 2016 at 9:45am

Hello My Name is a positive take on what some believe is a gloomy topic. Stories on what it is like to strive and be alive while battling demons we cannot often speak about. Over a dozen mini stories that will have you rooting for the human race again!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/266384799/hello-my-name-is-zine?ref=sh...

Comment by Alex the Zine on January 27, 2016 at 12:33pm

Hello,

 

I am doing a study on zine libraries and am conducting a survey to assess zine writers’ comfort levels with having their zines collected and circulated in zine libraries and archives in the US. I am both a librarian and a zine writer, and I believe it’s important for zine librarians to have a sense of how the zine community feels about having their works in zine libraries, and what (if any) factors might increase or decrease comfort levels. The survey is completely anonymous and will not collect any identifying information about participants. Ultimately, the results of the survey may be presented at an academic conference to librarians, and/or published in an academic journal.

 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

 

Here is the link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZineSurvey

 

(And also, you can look me up in We Make Zines; I create Alex the Zine.)

 

Thank you,

 

Anne Hays,

Instruction Librarian

College of Staten Island Library, City University of New York

Anne.Hays@csi.cuny.edu

Comment by Sam Schmitt on December 26, 2015 at 9:04pm

Call for Submissions!

All in Your Head is a queer/feminist traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more  5.) most importantly, our stories matter. 
(*this list is by no means exhaustive)

For the 2016 Spring edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, paintings/drawings, photography, collages, book/film/art reviews (and more!) that address the theme: “(a)sexuality, intimacy, and identity.” We are seeking pieces that explore (a)sexuality, intimacy, and identity as they relate to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence.Please note that we choose use the term “(a)sexuality” in the title in an effort to de-center compulsory (hetero)sexuality in our work. We strive to create inclusive communities and expand our coalitional possibilities. 

For issue #3, we are seeking topics that address the follow themes:

§ Compuslory (hetero)sexuality and disability;
§ Reflections on the hypersexualization of POC bodies, the desexualization and infantalization of disabled bodyminds, and/or their interconnections;
§ Ace /aro identities, compulsory (hetero)sexuality, mental health; medicalization/pathologization of aro/ace experience and disability/chronic illness;
§ Disability and romantic, sexual, care giving; and/or platonic relationships;
§ Consent and disability;
§ Sexual expression, sexual identity and visibility as neuroqueer, chronically ill and/or disabled queer people;
§ Non-monogamy, disability, chronic illness, and neurodivergence;
§ Kink and leather explorations of sex and disability;
§ (A)sexuality, advocacy, and activism;
§ (A)sexualities, art, and self-expression;
§ (A)sexualities, disability, bodily autonomy, and the medical industrial complex;
§  Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork!! Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before March 30th, 2016. Please send your submissions via email. For written submissions, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format. (Please try to limit submissions to 2500 words. We are flexible. Let us know if you need a little extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. All contributors will receive a free copy!

Comment by Cassian Lotte Lodge on December 19, 2015 at 7:39am

My latest zine, a collaboration with Paul of Par La Fenêtre, is called Obsessive Thoughts/Lies - it's about OCD and autism, and it can be found in the zine section of my Folksy shop. It's 16 pages, A6, in colour, and £1.50.

Comment by Mind's Eye Zine on December 1, 2015 at 9:20am

Anymous submissions accepted!

Comment by Sari of Hoax on November 19, 2015 at 4:36pm

HOAX 11: FEMINISMS AND STRATEGY IS TAKING PRE-ORDERS HERE

+ What is Hoax? Hoax is a US annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space for us to voice our own truths. All contributors are paid for their accepted work and do not have to identify with a certain gender and/or as feminists to submit work.

+ What are the specifics of this issue? We are selling pre-sales to fundraise for stipends to give to our amazing contributors! The issue includes 18 essays, poetry, and an interview with the Executive Director of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP). 1/2 size, 80 full pages, B&W print, and US$3.50. E-mail us at hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com with any questions or requests for special orders! <3 <3 <3

Comment by Sam Schmitt on October 23, 2015 at 5:55pm

Call for Submissions!
All In Your Head: Queerness, Neurodiversity, and Disability Zine
Theme: "Impairment"
All in Your Head is a traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more 5.) most importantly, our stories matter.
(*this list is by no means exhaustive)
For the 2015 winter edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, drawings, photography, collages (and more!) that address the concept of “impairment.” We are seeking pieces that explore the theme "impairment” as it relates to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence.
We are seeking topics that address the follow themes (and others):
§ Queer “failures”, impairment as “failure” (intentional, unintentional?)
§ the SuperCrip (Eli Clare) 
§ “impairment," progress narratives of healing and recovery
§ “impairment” as a bodily reality, “theory in the flesh” (This Bridge Called my Back, Moraga and Anzaldúa)
§ essays on the intersection of race, gender, and ability; disability, impairment and the contours of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, size etc
§ technologies and (assistive?) devices as they may co-create “impairment” stories (i.e.: cochlear implants; pumps, catheters, and chest ports; apps to name a few)
§ impairment and disability activism
§ critiques of “disability,” “neurodivergence,” “impairment” as they are employed here or elsewhere
§ Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. 
We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork!!

Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before December 30th, 2015. For written items, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format (max 2500 words but let us know if you need extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and any information you think would be pertinent for readers to know about your piece (medium, location, tools used etc). Contributors can share a short bio or publish their work anonymously. 
IMPORTANT: Contributors should be willing to have their work displayed in another, accessible form of media alongside the traditional paper zine. We will have an experiential element incorporated into this project that extends beyond the physical paper zine itself. Thus, contributors should anticipate that their work may be read and translated/captioned in a video via youtube or another internet venue. More details to come. 
http://glitterwurst.tumblr.com/post/129101299104/all-in-your-head-i...

Comment by missmuffcake on October 13, 2015 at 1:27pm

i made a mini zine about ocd for ocd week. if you want a copy they are $1 to cover shipping. please contact me for paypal address.

Comment by L.B. on August 27, 2015 at 12:32pm

My perzine Moral Insanity is available for trade. This is an anonymous zine series that explores what it's like to be a sociopath who doesn't want to be a dick anymore. Visit my profile for more info and trigger warnings, and let me know if you're interested in trading.

 

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