So Ren and I are putting together a zine that’s all about navigating life when you’re living with mental illness(es). The focus isn’t so much on self care or non-traditional treatment methods. Instead, we’re looking for practical advice, the stuff you wish someone had been around to tell you so you didn’t have to learn the hard way. Artwork is also welcome! Note: you must be someone w/ mental illness in order to submit either writing or art.
Possible topics include:
-how to ask for help
-being a college student
-recognizing bad therapists, finding good therapists
-preventing self destructive behavior
-dealing with unsupportive family members
-finding & securing employment
-developing healthy coping mechanisms
-finding supportive, good friends
-trusting your instincts when you struggle w/ delusions
-dealing with anti-psychiatry attitudes when you rely on medication
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15th 2013. We are aiming for a publishing date of August 30th.
Please limit submissions to 1000 words or less!