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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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Latest Activity: Sep 4

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Your favorite zines about mental health 4 Replies

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I am having a hard time finding zines on Eating Disorders... Any suggestions? 5 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 ZippityZinedra on November 2, 2012 at 9:54am

Different Shades of normal is now in it's first issue.

It's 50 pages long and handwritten.

Topics include: mental illness (schizophrenia), self-destruction, etc. This zine's central focus is Love-whether Loving another or relearning to Love one self again.

Email me at sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com . Love to trade :)

 

**(watching a woman self-destruct while doing nothing is not a revolutionary act)**

Comment by tilwearefree on October 24, 2012 at 5:39pm

My first perzine, is finished as of two days ago! Available for trade or cost for printing/shipping cuz I'm poor! ($3 to ship to you)

This zine is a personal zine about childhood trauma, my struggles to keep myself sane in the midst of a toxic home life, and my experience with the mental health system beginning at a young age. This zine is an attempt to process these traumas and come to peace with them. Zine 1 of many.

Comment by Indigo on October 20, 2012 at 4:24pm
So stoked to have just come across this group!

I'm a grad student at ucla working on my masters in social welfare. I'm planning to put together my final research/thesis project and include a zine! I'm interning at the painted brain, a DMH contracted agency. If anyone is interested in working with me or even just having a convo about it, let me know!

http://paintedbrain.org/
Comment by QueensBee Zines on July 31, 2012 at 10:15am

"What it is:"

My newest (5.5" x 7.5" ) zine of short stories (some dealing with stress/mental health/identity), collages and comics.

For trade:  B&W copy, 32 pages

For trades, contact me at senorita.wing(at)gmail.com

For sale ($6.50 plus $2 handling/shipping): Color copy, 32 pages

To view additional images and/or to purchase color zine, visit:

http://theduskofdawn.blogspot.com

Comment by Kelly Dessaint on June 22, 2012 at 5:20pm

In 1986, when I was fifteen, I moved from Los Angeles to a small town in Alabama with my father, my younger brother and a friend of my dad's. Six months later, my father was in prison, my little brother was in a group home and I was in a mental hospital. 

Piltdownlad #4 features a confessional narrative entitled "The Nasty Oh-Dear," which details how I ended up institutionalized and then a ward of the state of Alabama. I don't go into my time in the mental hospital (I'm saving that for another issue), focusing instead on what lead to being taken into state custody. 

This issue also covers a wide range of topics related to zines, self-publishing and perzines, including a meditation on the first perzine I ever read, the pondering of truth versus fiction in the perzine, the origins of the name "piltdownlad", Dischord Records, who and what I saw at the LA Zine Fest and several pages of zine reviews. 

I prefer trades, but if money is an issue, I can do paypal or etsy.   

If interested, please contact me here or through my site: piltdownlad.com

Comment by Paper Monster Press on April 19, 2012 at 2:06am

http://www.facebook.com/papermonsterpress

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ASUANG by PAPER MONSTER PRESS

Asuang is an umbrella term for creatures that people our imagination. As blood suckers, they engender in us, a fear of the dark, of morbidity, of paleness, of incense. The fear that desires, the fear that suffocates, not just creatures but open spaces and high places. Fear of beings that when looked at mirrors or through other eyes, resemble perhaps, ourselves? Then here maybe, there be monsters?

Asuang then calls not just for darkness but for hallucinogen, psychedelia, kaleidoscopic narratives in whatever genre.

Specifically, we ask for:
1. 1-3 poems/ essays/ flash fiction (less than 500 words, English or Filipino)

2. 1-3 artworks in black/ white (in JPEG format)

3. 1-3 sound pieces in MP3 or Wav format

4. Critical essays about the small press/ underground publishing/ the culture of fanzines (also under 500 words)

5. Reviews of any issue of Paper Monster Press (and we’ve done 6 so far)
a. Pyrotechnic Poetry 1
b. Pyrotechnic Poetry 2
c. S/trip-hop
d. Dream(pop)
e. Queer Punk
f. SANDIGmaan

6. A theme for 1 print year
Ex. LOST IN TRANSLATION year
a. Issue 1: Atlantis (about forgetting/ resurfacing/ the abyss/ depths/ drowning/ swan diving)
b. Issue 2: Free Tibet (about culture clash/ Buddhism/ heights/ climbing/ pure dizziness of clouds)
c. Issue 3: Time-space Warp (about timezones/ cultural differences/ time and space/ reincarnation/ and the endless echoes we can never reach)
d. Issue 4: Labyrinths (canals/ road bridges/ the strange and devious routes we take to fantasy/ intoxication/ escape)

THE FINE PRINT
1. Send all submissions to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com with the heading: ATTN: ASUANG SUBMISSION
2. The deadline for submissions is on May 31, 2012.
3. Payment is one contributor copy and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from seeing your name in print. ;)
VIVA SMALL PRESS!

Comment by Robert Ridley-Shackleton on March 23, 2012 at 5:30am

Robert Ridley-Shackleton – The Frightening Church

A little book of my dreams, hallucinations and thoughts expressed through drawings, words, photography and collage. Alien like creatures, spinal columns, wires connecting the layers of worlds, the darkness who watches all and many more images splatted onto the pages. A5 sized, black and white photocopied 20 page zine. An expression of my mental health.

Zine: £2

Postage to uk: £1.00

Europe: £1.50

World: £2.00

To order the zine contact me at: hissingframes@gmail.com

To view more images of the zine and other zines visit: http://hissingframes.blogspot.co.uk/

Comment by jazz m on March 22, 2012 at 12:56am

Dear Shane, I tried to kill myself


This zine chronicles my last severe depressive episode leading up to and including my suicide attempts and subsequent hospitalization. It's honest and raw and most definitely triggering (suicide, depression, self injury, disordered eating, gender dysphoria, criminal activity, anxiety, grief), but I wrote it with the idea in mind, what would have made me feel less alone when I was feeling incredibly depressed and suicidal every single minute of every day? I identify as trans and queer and my zine couldn't escape the smattering of queerness that is injected into every part of my life; the zine was originally a letter penned to a boy I had a huge crush on at the time. I feel really proud of this zine, and I'm hoping you'll like it, too. 

There's more info (and the cover, which could be triggering, also) on my blog post

The zine is 101 pages, half sized, $6 or trade. Message me or shoot me an e-mail to johnnyseesstars at gmail dot com. 

Comment by Sari of Hoax on February 19, 2012 at 10:48pm

you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #6

my issues with mental health have always been immensely difficult for me to assess, describe, and talk about. an intensely private person, i have kept most of my struggles to myself. in this zine, i attempt to investigate the traces of anxiety, depression, suicide, and alcoholism in my family’s history as well as my own difficulties with these issues. almost split into two zines due to volume, this issue is a hefty assortment of stories, thoughts, and emotions.

eight sections discuss: the secrecy surrounding my family’s history of suicides, a recent suicide in my family, my issues with anxiety and pushing emotions aside, my reoccuring suicidal thoughts and how my identities intersect with them, talking with a fellow queer/trans* friend struggling with suicide, assessing my tumultuous relationship with alcohol and deciding to become consciously sober, what i can do to manage and deal with things, and what i plan to do in the future. there is a trigger warning for the zine relating to depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, alcoholism, sexual assault, and abuse - please take care of yerself before you read this - it is intense.

this zine is extremely text heavy, black & white, 46 pages, and 1/2 size. for purchasing or trading, please e-mail youvegotafriendinpaATgmailDOTcom or get in touch with me on here!

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

 

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