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Work Hard, a Comic By Shing Yin Khor

Artist Shing Yin Khor shares this personal comic, which explores the pain of tying your identity into something that’s not entirely within your control — especially on bad days. You can find the original at Shing’s website. [Shing Yin Khor]

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In Order to Care for the World, You Have to Take Care of Yourself

Faye Sims, creator of The Foldings, shares this comic about caring for yourself in times of strife. Political engagement can be exhausting, particularly if you’re already coping with health issues, so take the time you need to take care of yourself while you fight for the causes you believe in.

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Let This Comic Remind You to Be Kind to Future You

From comic artist Sophie Labelle, a good reminder: when we’re doing well, it’s important to prepare for the hard days. Be kind to your future self, if you can. You can find more of Labelle’s Assigned Male comics on Facebook. They’re also available for sale on Etsy.

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This Comic Reminds Us that Mental Health and Happiness Are Not Synonymous

http://thisishangingrockcomics.tumblr.com/post/114450083173/just-a-quick-sloppy-little-thing-cause-i-met-with Taylor-Ruth is an artist who shares her comics, poems and other work on Tumblr. Here, she offers us a good reminder that while health and happiness are both worth working toward, they are not always the same goal.

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A Beautiful Look at the Isolation of Depression and Anxiety

http://mareliini.tumblr.com/post/153139394292/a-comic-about-stuff Depression and anxiety aren’t often beautiful experiences, and this comic doesn’t pretend otherwise — but it sure does a gorgeous job of portraying the isolation so often inherent in those two very different mental health issues. It was created by Mareliini, a Finnish artist and comic creator. You can find more of their work […]

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A Phone-Hater’s Guide to Calling Your Representatives

Mental health issues can make it hard to be politically active, but when you care about an issue that needs more attention than an online petition can provide, you might want to try despite the barriers your illness puts in front of you. If you want to call your representatives over an issue close to […]

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‘Odd Socks’ is a Comic About Letting Enough Be Enough

http://jemyoshioka.tumblr.com/post/152369031936/a-little-anxietydepression-comic-sometimes Illustrator Jem Yoshioka shares this personal comic, which makes an excellent point: When you’re having a hard time, there’s nothing wrong with letting the little things go. Worry about the details when you have resources to spare.

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Need a Pep Talk? This Comic Has You Covered

http://delusioninabox.tumblr.com/post/102574236012/daily-696-feeling-a-bit-down-so-this-aggressive Laura Kajpust is an illustrator who posts autobiographical comics about mental health that are sometimes painful and sometimes wonderful. Here’s one of the latter, in case you need a pick-me-up today.

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Don’t Miss This Comic About the Strength We Gain From Each Other

https://downtongaby.tumblr.com/post/153492942199/my-dads-had-a-really-rough-time-dealing-with-his Illustrator Gabriela Epstein recently published this beautiful comic about family, depression, and the importance of helping each other. You can see more of her work on her Tumblr.

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