Tickling the Sigma: 10 Cartoons Poking Fun at Some of Our Inappropriate Responses to Mental Illness
The idea is to put the maxim “Laughter is the best medicine.” to the test. We have tried using the book on a control group of people with no sense of humour. It was no surprise to us that none of the control group got any better. We expect much different results from the general public and readers of Mental Health Talk.
Mental Illness is a serious subject, and so is the stigma related to it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t laugh or smile when we see the stigma in action. Society has come a long way to educate people about mental health. The behavior that perpetrates the mental illness stigma is being seen as more and more inappropriate. As we start to laugh at the inappropriateness of the behavior, we might just stigmatize the stigma.
So please, download the book. We hope it makes you laugh or at least, smile. Share your favorite cartoons with your friends and family. Do it now before your friends see it from someone else. Who knows, it may change your life! And it’s free!
‘It could be the most important cartoon e-book ever published! I can’t believe it’s free!’
‘This is a life changing book! I know it changed my lif! And it’s free!’
‘This book saved my life. Before I read this book, I was lost. Literally, lost in the woods, and if I didn’t have this book on my person, I may not have been able to light the fire that saved my life. It burnt really well. Some day I plan to read it, after I download it again. Did I mention it’s free?’