Adventures in Dealing with Everyday Struggles, Getting Help, and Doing Just Okay Sometimes
Just Peachy is a comic series that explores what the day-to-day is like with depression and/or anxiety. The all-too-real cartoon protagonist gives readers a character to empathize with, and helps explain some of the not often talked about consequences and symptoms of having depression. The comics also explore the themes of heartbreak, finding love, dealing with stress, and capturing the magical moments in life that keep us going.Through dark humor and cute illustrations, the subject matter becomes a bit more bearable, allowing for honest discussion about things like treatment and getting through anxiety attacks, and providing some comfort in times of struggle.
"Chisholm’s graphic memoir about her battle to overcome panic and gloom is told with an almost adorably cute sadness . . . This is a sweet-natured, guardedly optimistic handbook for working through the bad times with an occasional well-earned laugh."
"Just Peachy offers a delightful commiseration on the human condition. It is cheerfully conspiratorial for those who share the author's plight. It laughs in the face of existential dread. A scrumptious treat made by a confectioner of emotional distress."
—Emily Niland & Coree Spencer, authors of I'm Not Okay, You're Not Okay
“So brave of Holly Chisholm to share her struggles with mental health issues through this creative medium. Just Peachy will inspire others to connect to, navigate through, and recover from their own day-to-day trials and tribulations of living with a mental illness. Well done!”
—Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, authors of Understanding Mental Illness and founders of Healthy Mind MDs
"A compilation of comics filled with cute drawings and funny expressions. Just Peachy offers an honest and courageous view into vulnerable topics that are sure to resonate with readers."
—Dante Fabiero, author of Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life
"In this autobiographical collection of thoughtful and poignant comic vignettes, Chisholm explores her experiences with depression, anxiety, and love . . . This graphic novel will provide comfort and information to both those who are dealing with similar issues or those who know someone who is."