Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness (Hardcover)
Headcase is a groundbreaking collection of personal reflections and artistic representations illustrating the intersection of mental wellness, mental illness, and LGBTQ identity, as well as the lasting impact of historical views equating queer and trans identity with mental illness. The featured pieces offer personal views from both providers and clients, often one and the same, about their experiences. In the anthology, readers will access the inner thoughts of contributors who collectively document the difficulty of navigating flawed healthcare systems that limit affordable access to genuinely affirming, effective services. Traversing boundaries of race and ethnic identity, age, gender identity, and socioeconomic status, Headcase appeals to LGBTQ communities and, specifically, LGBTQ mental health consumers and their friends, families, and comrades.
Stephanie Schroeder, JD, is a freelance writer, peer advocate and housing specialist in New York City. Teresa Theophano, LCSW, is a freelance writer/editor and social worker in the field of aging. She lives in New York City.