This Comic Nails What It’s Like to Live With Mental Illness – And It’s Not Like Most People Think

(Content Warning: Ableist slurs)

Ever called an organized friend “OCD?” A pushy boss a “psycho?” Or a sad moment “being depressed?”

A lot of people think of mental illness as an awkward quirk, or even a terrifying defect. Check out this comic for an insider’s view of what the struggles of mental illness are really like, and you’ll learn how to change your own language to help stop the stigma.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Alli was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.