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Hardcore Anxiety: A Graphic Guide to Punk Rock and Mental Health

by Reid Chancellor Author

Punk rock and mental health have been intertwined since the very beginning. Nervous breakdowns, anxiety, seeking acceptance, attempting to overcome internalized demons, and reacting to harmful and oppressive systems—punk rock embodies and emboldens all our feelings and experiences, positive and negative. Hardcore Anxiety charts and tracks punk movements from the 70s till today, from small towns to stadiums, from the struggles in our heads to the people actively harming us in our communities. Told from the point of view of a young man discovering punk and working through mental illness in Evansville, Indiana, this stunning nonfiction graphic novel gives punks the most important advice of all: "You aren't alone. You're going to make it through alive."

    Features stories of bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, Fugazi, the Circle Jerks, Against Me!, Green Day, the Replacements, Husker Du, and Jawbreaker.