(Note: This comic is transcribed below.)
Do you ever feel like you have to apologize for a mental illness or disorder?
There’s the idea that you should “just stop” having anxiety. Or “get over” feeling depressed. Or feel ashamed of schizophrenia.
What the hell? Anyone who expects this of you clearly doesn’t understand the reality of mental health.
So here’s a comic that answers to them – without apology.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more, check out:
- 5 Unhelpful Things People Say to Trivialize Mental Health Issues
- 3 Ways to Help Combat Ableism and Mental Health Stigma in Schools
Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper, The Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her comics here.