OPEN CALL: ISSUE 4

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 15.16.44Designing Out Suicide ISSUE 4: Call for submissions!
We’re taking submissions to a NEW ISSUE of our collaborative mental health zine, Designing Out Suicide 4. HERE ARE PREVIOUS ISSUES 

WHAT DO WE WANT?
We want you to feel empowered to submit anything at all. HERE ARE PREVIOUS ISSUES 

GENERAL THEMES: 

– Awareness
– Depression / Anxiety / Disorder
– Alternative solutions
– Therapy
– Drugs and Diagnosis

– Politics
– Stigma
– Empowerment
– Experiences
– Wellbeing
– Anything you feel fits within the theme of mental health and suicide in particular

* * * * * * * * IDEAS * * * * * * * *

WORDS:

– poetry
– Your stories and experiences: do you yourself suffer with a mental health problem or know someone who does?
– Short fictional stories – if you have any short stories you’d like to share around the themes above, please share them.

ART:
Illustration / Design / Collage / photography

Anything  you want to submit!

SELF HELP / ADVICE
Any tips for self-help and maintaining mental wellbeing and wellness / any bad advice you have received and why

WHO CAN SUBMIT?:
ANYONE interested in sharing something, named or anonymously.

HOW TO SUBMIT: 
If submitting over email scan or photograph your work designingoutsuicide@gmail.com
If you would like to meet up and submit separately or would like a chat about the project, please contact the inbox above. Please state if you would like to remain anonymous. You can now submit (words only) completely anonymously via this link

DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 2019
We would like all submissions to be made by the 1st of of March 2019.

BACKGROUND:
Our specific aim is to raise the awareness of women suffering with suicidal . thoughts/ideations or mental health problems, which could lead to suicide.

Why women?
In full support of existing campaigns that are targeted specifically at men we wish to create a new forum or an output that is tailored to support women, as a means of parity. The need to raise awareness and eliminate stigma is well-founded.

What is a zine, why create one?
A zine is a physical (and sometimes digital) self-published/produced/crafted/glued/stuck/mishmash/collaged form of a magazine. The reason that we’d like to create a zine is so that we can be creative, collaborative and create a high number of copies at low cost.

Questions and comments welcome, designingoutsuicide@gmail.com

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