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A seven page story about my time working on an psychiatric ward. Many of the details here have been changed to protect the identity of the people portrayed.








Wow, I love the building images. So graphic and striking! This has so got to be published.

The good news is that A Certain Publisher has approached me, wanting to publish Psychiatric Tales. I've got 35 pages of material, but will have to produce another 40 or so. A problem I'm more than happy to have.

That strip was really good. Having suffered from depression in the past, reading that story left me with a very positive feeling. Thank you for that. I remember after coming out of my last depressive period, thinking that I would like to create something that could help people who were suffering, see that there was hope. Sadly I didnt have the required skills to make that happen but I am glad that someone has.
I really hope that you can get the required material together because I will definately buy this book.

I too suffer from recurring bouts of depression/anxiety, so I see this subject from both the point of a carer and sufferer. Further strips I plan to do in this series will touch on my own mental heath problems.

About time! Cool, too, if it makes you produce more of these strips.
I agree that your buildings are amazing. They have this great mood and character to them.

I've always been noted for my drawings of buildings and cityscapes.

These strips are really, really good on so many levels. Very good news that they will be published.

Your view on this subject in amazing. I am excited to show my girlfriend who has been active in the mental health community for a long time. Thanks for the work!

also, is there a web page to see all the short runs you've posted so far other then your LJ page?

I've really been loving these comics! I find them to be quite touching and sincere. Just wanted to say good job and keep it up.

I'm too scared to try medication. It kinda runs in my family (depresion), but I still feel like I should be ""pulling myself up by my boot-straps".

Anyway, enlightening comic, well done!

As a person recovered from a long history of mental illness and drug/ alcohol addiction, I just wanted to say that this is true, living a fulfilling and happy life is quite possible with some patience and some work. Thanks for the comics.

For all of these. Thank you.

Your comics are incredible.

The truth put forth in these few pages needs to be shouted from the rooftops and sounded in every ear. So many people are negatively affected by varying degrees of clinical depression and unaware of the real cause of their depression. It is truly widespread.

I speak from personal experience: forty years needing medication and now fifteen years of being on medication. I am very lucky that my first medication worked well for me from the beginning and that I have not needed to have drastic changes to my lifestyle to disperse the cloud of depression.

Just as frustrating are those who have sought treatment for clinical depression and the treatments are not effective; they need to seek another medication; they need to check back in with their doctor; they must try again and again. I feel as though my heart will break when I consider the plight of those who live with untreated or misdiagnosed.

There is no way to over-emphasize the importance of your message here.

I've seen more versions of that 2 panel serotonin release/reuptake diagram than I care to remember. The sun coming out at the end, they put that sort of motif on a lot of SSRI sample boxes :P.

Sir: just found this from over on MeFi.

Thank you for this. It is important to get these messages out to the general public.

Thank you. Thank you.