Mental Health Comics
We are inspired by these comics that deal with mental health issues so honestly and movingly. We hope you’ll check them out.
There are many other great resources out there — should you have other recommendations, please email us and we’ll add them to this list for your fellow Press Players.
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me by Ellen Forney
In this graphic memoir, cartoonist Ellen Forney explores her bipolar disorder and the relationship between “crazy” and “creative,” woven with stories of famous bipolar artists and writers.
The Courage to Be Me by Nina Burrowes
An illustrated story about courage, self-compassion and hope after rape or sexual abuse, the comic is created by psychologist Nina Burrowes as she chronicles a group of women’s journey through therapy and recovery.
everyone’s a aliben when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun
Even though the comic is not mental health-specific, it deeply explores the state of being lost, lonely and confused as the central character pursues friendship, acceptance, and love. A sweet story that is charmingly drawn.