Ayumu Shiiba is studying for the all-important high school entrance exams. She is struggling to get by, but thankfully has help from her best friend Shii-chan, who is at the top of their class. Test results come back and their friendship falls apart when Ayumu surpasses Shii-chan’s scores and gets into her high school of choice while Shii-chan doesn’t!
Losing Shii-chan is so painful for Ayumu that she starts cutting her wrists for comfort. Hoping for a fresh start, Ayumu arrives at her new high school and finally opens up to a new friend, Manami. But will Manami prove to be the friend that Ayumu truly needs or send her further in a downward spiral?
Betrayed by the ones he cherished most, and after graduating from high school with a series of heart-breaks; Black left his home and lived away with a friend of his dad’s. In the greyscale life he lived, he longed for nothing but the end of his life, until a a person from the past crashes out of nowhere to re-add the contrast Black needs.
From website: greyismanga.com
There are some messages (among many received to the author) on this page about how the series is helping readers into giving up self harm.
Despair is from Neil Gaiman’s series, The Sandman, and is one of the Endless. She is the twin sister of Desire and resides in a realm with countless mirrors that connect to the human world. She uses these mirrors to look upon those in despair.
On the finger of her left hand she wears a ring with a hook on it which she uses to carve her skin. She cuts her eyeball open at one point. None of the wounds are permanent because she’s immortal.
Nico Minoru, a character in Marvel’s Runaways series, has a weapon called The Staff of One which requires blood to call it forth. In the first Runaways arc she uses a pocket knife to cut her arm but after that arc is over she cannot bring herself to continue cutting and resorts to other means.
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham’s detention center for the criminally insane on April Fool’s Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight’s must face down both his most dangerous foes and his inner demons.This is the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. The classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses, this story is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker.ARKHAMASYLUM includes groundbreaking art that influenced scores of artists by introducing a new school of storytelling and technique to comics. This special edition also includes Morrison’s complete original script, annotated by Morrison and editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, step-by-step samples of how the story and art came together and much more.
An inmate, Martin “Mad Dog” Hawkins, states that he uses a razor to cut his arms, “just to feel. Just to feel something.”
Psychiatric Tales draws on Darryl Cunningham’s time working in a psychiatric ward to give a reasoned and sympathetic look into the world of mental illness. In each chapter, Cunningham explores a different mental health problem, using evocative imagery to describe the experience of mental illness, both from the point of view of those beset by illness and their friends and relatives. As Cunningham reveals this human experience, he also shows how society’s perceptions of and reactions to mental illness perpetuate needless stigma, for example, the myth that schizophrenic people are more likely to commit crimes than non-schizophrenic people. Psychiatric Tales is a groundbreaking graphic work; it deftly demythologizes and destigmatizes the disorders that 26.2 percent of American adults live with every day.
Concluding with a reflection on how mental illness has affected his own life, Darryl Cunningham’sPsychiatric Tales is a moving, engaging examination of what is, at its root, the human condition.
Darryl Cunningham is the creator of the Web comics Super-Sam and John-of-the-Night and The Streets of San Diablo. He is a prolific cartoonist, sculptor, and photographer, and lives in Leeds, England. This is his first book.
The Crow is a comic book series created by James O’Barr.
The story revolves around an unfortunate young man named Eric. He and his fiancée, Shelly, are assaulted by a gang of street thugs after their car breaks down. Eric is shot in the head and is paralyzed, and can only watch as Shelly is savagely beaten and raped. They are then left for dead on the side of the road.
He is resurrected by a crow and seeks vengeance on the murderers, methodically stalking and killing them. When not on the hunt, Eric stays in the house he shared with Shelly, spending most of his time there lost in memories of her. Her absence is torture for him; he is in emotional pain, even engaging in self-mutilation by cutting himself.
The Crow acts as both guide and goad for Eric, giving him information that helps him in his quest but also chastising him for dwelling on Shelly’s death, seeing his pining as useless self-indulgence that distracts him from his purpose.
A comic book series in a world much like our own except that many of the people have superpowers. Follows a superpowered CIA squad dubbed “The Boys,” who keep an eye on superheroes and intimidate or kill them if necessary.
A teenage group of superheroes in the book called TEENAGEKIK has a character named PopClaw with retractable claws. She self-injures by cutting herself with her blades.
A manga centering around just what the title implies – suicide. Based on the movie of the same name [usually referred to as Suicide Club], this is a disturbing and unnerving manga. The manga has self harm threw out it.
Sakaguchi is in an abusive sexual relationship with his step father, but he enjoys the pain because it helps mask darker memories from his past. He then meets another student who also has a troubled background who may be the person to help him stop his self-inflicted pain.
It is a graphic tale on self injury “Painkiller” on Facebook. It expresses the feelings one gets in words and pictures, as I have found not everybody can explain what they feel, and therefore why they do it. You are welcome to tell your story and/or to encourage others.
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