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 Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr