So proud to be a part of their project, amplifying unheard voices, championing survivors, and talking about things that seem impossible to talk about.
Becca Hyman – Illustrator in Issue Two
just wanted to tell you that i’m doing my Senior Thesis in school on mental health-media & the misrepresentation of so many of us that struggle with these issues & the idea that only those who have “overcome their problems” can be reliable narrators when it comes to these topics. becoming involved with Doll Hospital has been so important to me. it’s changed the way i think about the worth of my voice & presence. you’re doing such an important thing for me and for so many. hope you know that. xo
It pleases me to know that there are people out there willing to invest their time and their creativity into producing a journal that can not only unite people together, but also enlighten and aid those that read it. You’ve taken issues that can hold so much stigma and isolation and created such a visually stunning masterpiece, that almost takes the form of a comforting sister or best friend.
Bethan, Doll Hospital reader
Our comics were featured in Issue 1 of @dollhospitalmag, an art & literature journal focusing on mental health. We love what they're doing!
— The Sad Ghost Club (@thesadghostclub) August 18, 2015
I found an interview with Doll Hospital on Germ Magazine, a young adult online magazine that I’m an editor for. I thought the concept was so important, and so necessary, that I checked out the social media pages and looked into the mission more in-depth. It was then that I realized I really wanted to be involved in some way – I wanted to contribute to this project. I emailed the founder, Beth Lamont, and asked if there was any room for new help. I wanted to contribute my writing to the publication, but also to help out in any other way – publicity, social media, art direction, proofreading, web design, funding. I’m studying publishing in graduate school for one reason: to find a way to spend all of my days making a positive contribution through important content. I think that’s what Doll Hospital does, by showcasing those voices who are so often silenced. And I’m extremely proud to be a part of that!
I’d like to say thank you for such a beautiful piece of work and art. It makes me feel liberated and sad and understood and uplifted all at once, and it forces me to gaze inward at my privilege and the advantages of being white and cis. I feel understood without even knowing the people who write this stuff. Doll Hospital is so raw and honest and the refusal to end every article with a happy ending doesn’t make me sad it helps me to breathe because it isn’t always a happy ending, but as you say is about survival, which is often all some people can do.
This is beautiful. I worked as a Hospital Corpsman for the US Navy and we have to learn for ourselves how to handle the emotional impact being sick has on others. I feel privileged to help you in this small way, and congratulate you guys for reaching your goal.
Reading your journal has consoled and resounded with me more than anything any friend has ever been able to offer.
thank you thank you for making a space that makes sense to me. every post has me going, yes! this! i feel like you truly care about me and people like me, and not in the way my well-meaning mother tells me to go for a walk or eat less carbs when i’m glued to the bed for 36 hours, but by meeting me where i am.
Lisa di Antoni
@felixroselamont Was going to sit down with DH but Papa Fortune beat me to it?! He likes the sad ghosts guide best 😅 pic.twitter.com/xvSxcSYKd9
— Hannah Fortune (@hannahsfortune) February 9, 2015
Woohoo! My copy of Doll Hospital arrived and it looks great. Plus: goodies! pic.twitter.com/VnsdRabmHL
— Kate Gardner (@Nose_in_a_book) February 5, 2015
— jen (@jenandtonic93) February 18, 2015