Witch Hunt by Annie Anxiety
Addressing Mental Health and Confronting Sexual Assault in Activist Communities
Sometimes Things Get Confusing When You’re Mentally Ill is a brief comix history of a revolutionary activist’s struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It’s cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.
Surviving Love A Mad Journey In Extreme Romances And Lovingness
“A 19 page, short Zine covering personal experiences with my journey through trauma, madness and romance.
I wrote this because I need to put my emotions and confusions and madness into words, or pictures, or forms, or thoughts, or ideas or… or… or… Anything but in my head. Because I too often times find romance difficult due to paranoia, manic episodes or complete loss of coherency and logic. And I am hoping that in writing this that I am able to help myself, as well as others.”
Dyscalculia the social math of multiplicity
“Throughout history and across many cultures, there have been various phenomena that fall under the umbrella of multiplicity: the experience of more than one self in one body. Modern psychiatry has pathologized this as Multiple Personality Disorder (now Dissociative Identity Disorder) but many multiples are now coming forward as healthy, functional groups of people who don’t seek a psychiatrist to “integrate” them.
This is a collection of short essays, poems, and doodles by our group, trying to explain our experiences and how other people have treated us when they discover our multiplicity. Topics include depersonalization, human rights, gender and sexuality issues, psychiatry, alienation, and struggling to learn how to co-operate as a collective when joined at the hip.”
The LGBT people with mental illness and other disabling disorders sometimes have to deal with the mental health system and still are rejected in some areas according to the type they have. This one is about the stigma we face in our day to day lives as anarchists and LGBT with different abilities and qualities. It is based on my view point as an anarchist transman with Asperger’s disorder and why I question the stigmas that occur in my life.
Descending into Madness; An Anarchist-Nihilist Diary of Anti-Psychiatry by Flower Bomb
“The opinions expressed in this text represent no other than my own. My position against psychiatry is based on my own personal experience and should not be taken as an authority on the subject. Psychiatry, medications, and or psychiatric incarceration is considered helpful by some, and I wish them the very best experience with it.
To the ‘freaks’, the ‘weirdos’, the ‘delinquents’, and the unruly…
To those who embrace these words like daggers drawn against civility,
To the insubordinate youth who refuse to tranquilize their play with meds,
To those who riot in the asylums, and those who dare to escape from them…
Let the moonlight illuminate our iconoclasm, witches and savage animals
spellbinding fire in the night, for the destruction of society,
with the courage of unmedicated confrontation.”
When Rabbit Howls by the Troops For Truddi Chase
A woman diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder reveals her harrowing journey from abuse to recovery in this #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography written by her own multiple personalities.Successful, happily married Truddi Chase began therapy hoping to find the reasons behind her extreme anxiety, mood swings, and periodic blackouts. What emerged from her sessions was terrifying: Truddi’s mind and body were inhabited by the Troops—ninety-two individual voices that emerged to shield her from her traumatizing childhood.For years the Troops created a world where she could hide from the pain of the ritualized sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her own stepfather—abuse that began when she was only two years old. It was a past that Truddi didn’t even know existed, until she and her therapist took a journey to where the nightmare began…Written by the Troops themselves, When Rabbit Howls is told by the very alter-egos who stayed with Truddi Chase, watched over her, and protected her. What they reveal is a spellbinding descent into a personal hell—and an ultimate, triumphant deliverance for the woman they became.