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Neurotic Pride and Self Hatred by selfregion Neurotic Pride and Self Hatred :iconselfregion:selfregion 270 101 Map of Lopsided Psyche by selfregion Map of Lopsided Psyche :iconselfregion:selfregion 160 100 Night Terror Episode by selfregion Night Terror Episode :iconselfregion:selfregion 190 145 The Anatomy of Melancholy by selfregion The Anatomy of Melancholy :iconselfregion:selfregion 120 141 Invisible Illness Awareness by jackalibis Invisible Illness Awareness :iconjackalibis:jackalibis 9 20 Insatiable Wound by pandalemur Insatiable Wound :iconpandalemur:pandalemur 12 7 To Covet by pandalemur To Covet :iconpandalemur:pandalemur 10 8 Revealing before Healing by brainymonkey1 Revealing before Healing :iconbrainymonkey1:brainymonkey1 1 4 sexual what by brainymonkey1
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sexual what :iconbrainymonkey1:brainymonkey1 3 5
agony in sexual exploration by coolkatcasey
Mature content
agony in sexual exploration :iconcoolkatcasey:coolkatcasey 24 10
A Masochistic Affair by Kaotika A Masochistic Affair :iconkaotika:Kaotika 134 49 A boy in stitches by fictitious-boy A boy in stitches :iconfictitious-boy:fictitious-boy 255 109 .Upon.Rusted.Bones. by raggy-doll .Upon.Rusted.Bones. :iconraggy-doll:raggy-doll 507 169 Biology by LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 Biology :iconlezzielexi2qt2bstr8:LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 18 5 No One Knows by LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 No One Knows :iconlezzielexi2qt2bstr8:LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 19 12



Hello and thank you very much for visiting!

Aim and background of this club

There are already several clubs promoting awareness for mental illnes/mental health, giving information on mental illness, supporting and offering a communication platform for artists with mental illness.

I'll give you a - surely incomplete - list of those clubs,
so you can visit them.

This club here has - for the beginning -
only one very humble aim:

Collecting and showing awesome art related to mental illness.

I will add great art to the favorites, until there is a great gallery/compilation of good "mental illness art".
Thus the name of the club.

There are several "disorders" where you can argue over wether it really is a disorder, an illness, or just a different way to live. I will nevertheless add those to the gallery.

Please know that English is not my native language.
But if I make mistakes, feel free to correct me and help me improve my English :)

The art

... can be admired in the favourites:

I arranged the deviations in different collections, for different disorders. Some of you will recognize I sorted roughly according to icd10, I'm not that happy about that myself, but I had to chose a way to arrange them, didn't I...
In the collection descriptions you can find some informations on those deseases.
(still working on it, though). But mostly I feel that you just need to look at the deviations and the artists comment on them to understand.
The rest are unsorted deviations I wouldn't fit in one category.

Enjoy. :)

Note for the artists who got a fave

It's really a nice, sweet and polite thing to do to come here and say "thanks for the fave". :thumbsup:
I appreciate the fact, that you took the time to come and comment here.
Plus, I suppose many of you also look around on this page, view the other art here etc. Thank you very much for doing that!

Now I fave a lot of art (of course, as this is the aim of this club)... and I started to feel a bit stupid to write "you're welcome.... you're welcome... you're welcome... " dozens of time under the comments. *ahem*

So - I'll do it quick and dirty:
@ everybody that says "thank you for faving" : You are very welcome!!

I will eventually answer each "thank you" comment, if I'm in the mood to do so, or I won't, if I'm not. The fact that you don't belong to the people that got a personal answer does not mean that I prefer the others, or don't like you. (yes, I know how some people think ;) )

Thank you for your art.

If you want you picture removed from the favourites cause you feel misinterpreted or misunterstood, you can tell me, I will remove it.


Any suggestions for great art I should add to the favorites are very welcome!
Any suggestions for clubs to add in the list below are also welcome.
Any other suggestions regarding this club can be given any time.

Thank you :)


:bulletgreen: How do I join?
- You send a note to this club, with the subject join, and explain in some words, why you want to join. I would also be interested wether you yourself have, or had a mental illness or not, and which. (Yet as this is personal, answering this question is not required to join)

:bulletgreen: What can this club offer me (as a member)?
- For now there is no real information or communication plattform on this club profile (yet?). (while both is of course possible in the comments areas).
As a club member, you gain the opportunity to post art under the club name rather than "just" being listed in the favorites.

:bulletgreen: Do I need to submit art to become a member?
- No, you can also become a member for the sake of having your name standing there and feeling more involved - that's ok

:bulletgreen: What sort of art can I submit?
- It has (of course) to be related to the clubs theme.
If the relation is not obvious, or if you have not already explained the relation in the "Artist's comment" under your deviation,
please explain what your deviation means to you, and why you want it posted unter the name of this club.
You explanation will then be pupblished in the Artist's comment.
(Note that sending in deviations does not automatically entitle you to have them published unter the name of this club. I can and will eventually reject your art if I deem it as unfit of this club.)

:bulletgreen: Do I need to have a diagnosed mental illness to join the club?
- No, you don't. There are many artists making art on mental illness without being affected themselves. There also are many people with mental health issues that never got a diagnosis. Both are welcome.

Member list

our first members  :D
:iconbrunnhilde: :iconballoontomb: :iconrokte: :iconeyhrz: :iconkillrsheep: :iconmegan--elisabeth: :iconshikohin: :iconandrearn5278: :iconshadowlight-oak: :iconestallo-en-impacto: :iconartbycher: :iconrosary0fsighs: :iconnotepadgirl: :iconthedibhuman: :iconmidnight-writer1031:

List of Clubs with related topic

Affiliation with:
:iconmental-illnessclub: :iconb00b-b-gone:

Other interesting clubs:
:iconborderline-art:  :iconassorted-nuts:  :icondysmorphics:  :iconartfortheescape:  :iconwesurvived: :iconself-injuryclub: :iconthe-refuge:

Helpful links and information

As I will not provide informations myself - I will give you a list of clubs and sites doing so.

Pleas note that I didn't collect these links and informations! The clubs I'm linking to did. So if you want to thank for the information, please do it there.

Helpful links for survivers of abuse and/or informations about abuse:…

List of web and phone support (various subjects)…

Helpful links on self harm:…

Informations about eating disorders (and other illness)…

Articles on eating disorders…

Figthing the stigma: 9 myths about mental illness

Self help links (verious topics)…


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joufancyhuh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Can :icontrich-club: be your affiliate?
BalloonTomb Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
:icon0utsiderart: = my new group
joeblowe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
thanks for the add to your collection! :) sanity is way over rated! :D
xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
selfregion Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:zombie: :silentkitty: :glomp:

Marissa Nadler on myspace: [link]
Feline-icity Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Great Club with even GREATER intentions!!! I'm glad to see this has opened!! So many people are afflicted with mental illness, and in MY OWN OPINION-ALL of us are to some degree. So many things can lead us to it.

With that being said, thanks for the fave!!! :love:
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
thank you very much :)
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much for the watch and the faves! :hug:
Amenomlovely Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fav :)
LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Wow, this club is really cool! I like it alot!
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
than you!
LezzieLexi2QT2BSTR8 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thank you for the fave!
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
you're welcome!
AndreaRN5278 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Thank you so much for the fave and for adding me to your watch! I really look forward to becoming an active member of this club!=D
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
thank you :) and you're welcome!
AndreaRN5278 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Estallo-en-Impacto Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
hey, i sent a note to join. i would like to ask if youd consider being affiliates with my club :iconb00b-b-gone: . you can list it under "other interesting clubs"

it is a club for transgendered, intersexed, and genderqueer/gender-variant artists and writers.
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I'd like to do that - I've added it!
Estallo-en-Impacto Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
AndreaRN5278 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
:iconthank-youplz:so much for adding "Chaos" to your "Bipoar Disorder" collection:iconthelaststars:s! I really appreciate our support!:iconloveyouplz:
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
you're welcome!
nyx-xnight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
thanks for the fav, i think this is a cool idea! <3
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
thanks, and you're welcome!
aspi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a bunch for the fav, I absolutely support the idea of this club
keep it up :thumbsup: :heart:
Mental-Disorder-Art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
thank you for the support! you're welcome!
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