As many of you know, I have manic depression. It’s a blessing and a burden, and I get by. Thankfully, bipolar disorder is one of the more “socially acceptable” mental illnesses so I tend not to be given much hassle for it.

I’m lucky. But there is a whole spectrum of mental health issues out there, and many of us (myself included) are ignorant of both them and the issues they generate.

Enter Darryl Cunningham, who is in the process of writing a book called “Psychiatric Tales” – a graphic novel exploring mental health. The book is due for publication in early 2010, but Darryl has kindly posted his eleven page chapter on schizophrenia for free on his live journal.

Click here to read “Schizophrenia”

Click here to read “Bipolar Disorder”