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OCD Comic

A comic that illustrator Molly Brooks created about her experience with OCD as a child. This was one of the first times I had read something that I could relate to with my OCD.

Source: Molly Brooks

Author/Illustrator: Molly Brooks

The Sad Ghost Club

"We're a small creative project making comic books, apparel and merchandise to spread positive awareness of mental health."

Watcher Within, Watchers Without: My Black OCD Story

"Although getting a diagnosis was validating, being Black with OCD is very isolating. According to research, Black people are under-diagnosed (I prefer “under-supported”) when it comes to OCD. And I am curious about how anti-Black oppression and trauma heightens the hypervigilance of Black folks who already deal with anxiety disorders."

Source: Guts

Author: Almah LaVon Rice

I Survived 9/11 as a Child—It Took Years to Get a PTSD Diagnosis

"Helaina Hovitz was 12-years-old and in middle school three blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after living through the events of 9/11 firsthand, chronicling its effects on a young girl at the outset of adolescence and following her as she spirals into addiction and rebellion, through loss, chaos, and confusion."

Source: Self

Author: Helaina Hovitz Regal

Chuck Draws Things

These comics are some of my absolute favorites and they star pigeons all dealing with mental health. Chuck Mullin is a brilliant illustrator who adeptly translates her experiences with heart and humor. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!

Source: Chuck Draws Things

Author/Illustrator: Chuck Mullin

Revelatori

"I’m Tori Press—an artist, writer, self-love advocate, therapy enthusiast, and highly anxious human being. I draw about what it's like to be a human being: the good, the bad, the confusing and messy and vulnerable."

Source: Revelatori

Author/Illustrator: Tori Press

I Have OCD. This Is What It’s Like to Be in My Mind for 3 Minutes.

"I made this video to give people a little glimpse into my own galaxy. It’s weird and chaotic and beautiful, just like the actual galaxy that our funny little planets whip around in, dodge asteroids in, sustain and thrive in. My hope is that by watching it, others who have OCD won’t feel so alone, and they’ll learn to love their own beautiful galaxy that rests just above their shoulders."

Source: The Mighty

Author/Videographer: Torre Catalano

I Wanted to End it All, But Surviving and Thriving is the Lesson I Pass On

"At 24, he wanted to kill himself. Now a novelist, he teaches the readers of his books – and his children – how to get through when the future looks bleak"

Source: The Guardian

Author: Matt Haig

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