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May Mental Health Graphic Novels

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Below is a collection of graphic novels and illustrated works that paint our thoughts and emotions beyond words, offer art as therapy, and help inform us in new ways. 

Anxiety is really strange by 1966- Steve Haines
Trauma is really strange by 1966- Steve Haines
It's OK to feel things deeply by artist Carissa Potter
Flawed by Andrea Dorfman
The mental load : a feminist comic by illustrator Emma (Illustrator)
Passing for human : a graphic memoir by illustrator Liana Finck
What to do when I'm gone : a mother's wisdom to her daughter by Suzy (Former Newspaper Reporter) Hopkins
All the answers by 1966- Michael Kupperman
Rx : a graphic memoir by Rachel Lindsay
Chlorine Gardens by Keiler Roberts
Lighter than my shadow by artist Katie (Illustrator) Green
Cicada by illustrator Shaun Tan