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
... 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.
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".
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.
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)
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.
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
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.)
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.
our first members
List of Clubs with related topic
Other interesting clubs:
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)