About TSIB

The Strange is Beautiful (TSIB) changes the way mental illnesses mind obstacles are seen, makes alternative self-help accessible, and creates a positive community for those struggling. In December 2016, 158 people participated in our online Self-Care Gift Exchange across the U.S. and in Canada. We tabled at L.A. and SF Zine Festivals in 2015 and 2016, and will be at L.A. Zine Fest this May 27, 2018 as …


Upcoming Hangouts Sept. 2 – SF Zine Fest Sept. 29 – SFV Zine Fest

Relationship Advice: Dear Bae of Bae with a Mental Obstacle


Mental obstacles are draining. They can take away all desire to live, so your Bae with a mental obstacle will probably need help researching alternative methods of self-help, therapists, help-lines, support groups, supportive bloggers, etc.

Elliot Rodger – Depression excuses killing?

elliot rodger

On May 23, 2014, a tragedy occurred at UC Santa Barbara. Elliot Rodger, a 22 year-old male that attended Santa Barbara City College, murdered six people and wounded thirteen others shortly after releasing an extremely disturbing video explaining his plan and reasoning, along with an even more disturbing manifesto.

Shannen’s Story

HOW DID MY ANXIETY/PANIC/DEPRESSION START? In a nutshell, my genetics, physical pain, and life events.