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10 Must-Read Comics About Mental Health

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  • Posted on 17th Sep, 2022 18:32 PM
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Many comic books and arcs present mental health in a relatable and accessible way. Here are some of the must-read stories currently available.

The biggest selling titles in comics are those about superheroes. However, the comic book industry covers a lot more than caped crusaders fighting crime. Many comic book creators use the medium to tell stories about serious subject matters, and some produce comics about mental health.

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These comics vary from autobiographical accounts of mental health struggles to writers using the classic capes to tell stories about mental health through the lens of a superhero. These stories present mental health in a relatable and accessible way, which either helps readers feel represented or lets them gain a greater understanding of others.

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Ink In Water by Lacy J. Davies and Jim Ketter is an unflinching graphic memoir about eating disorders. It's the true story of Lacy's journey through multiple eating disorders and her battle to balance society's body standards with her riot grrrl roots. What begins as body worries soon escalates into anorexia, an obsession with health food, and an exercise addiction. Unfortunately, when Lacy sought help from Overeaters Anonymous, she found it didn't fit with her punk, feminist beliefs. This honest memoir is equally brutal and funny. It tackles the conflicts eating disorders and the road to recovery often bring.

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