Comics

How Do I Enjoy Life?

It was the Winter of 1939 and the world was breaking out into a World War. The United States had yet to step in and their recruiting was not at the level it's at today. With The Great Depression still at the forefront, creating jobs was sucking up most of the...

Depression Food Line

If you battle depression, you most likely evaluate yourself  or others as being superior or inferior, instead of describing, accepting and understanding. Do you continually live your life by measuring things against arbitrary standards? Do you have unrealistic...

Subnormality: Weird by Winston Rowntree

The comic 'WEIRD?', number 133 from Winston Rowntree's Subnormality series is a one-panel comic that discusses what is WEIRD and the perceptions of what is WEIRD to you or to other people. Myself, I have an interesting relationship with WEIRD. I embrace it, yet at...

Emotional Currency

Based on studies within in recent years, we've been able to understand how homelessness affects mental health, and when you think of The Great Depression during the 1930's, it must have been an epidemic that had the sound of silence. In a newer study by Dr. Guy...

I Can’t Get Out Of Bed

Have you ever uttered the words "I can't get out of bed this morning?" Most likely you have at some point in your life, but when you're depressed, that phrase gets uttered a little more often. One of the hallmarks of depression is avoidance, and staying in bed all day...

Dust Bowl Blues

The below sketch drawing is of the Dust Bowl. During the Great Depression, farmers unknowingly over worked their fields without the proper understanding of ecology and agriculture. They were chasing food prices that kept on going lower without realizing that the more...

Safe Places

If you're like me, then you're always looking for quick ways out of social situations. When I go to a movie that I know will be busy, even though I get there first, I'll sit in a corner on the side, just so no one comes near me. At work, things become trickier. There...