I DON’T KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU: 5½” x 8½”, offset, 32 pgs.

Feb 01, 2016

Another one from Punch Drunk Press, a small press that seems dedicated to covering mental health issues (see review for Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty) and this one deals with supporting your friends when they hit the depths of severe depression and despair. It’s a collection of mostly creative writing by contributors, but the editor also included some relevant literary passages, lyrics, and quotes. Some of it moved me, some of it didn’t. Overall, I liked the writing and editor’s choices, but I’m not sure my personal taste is the point. This is a zine about how we have to take care of each other, respect each other’s suffering, and do the best we can to just be there.It’s about being an ally and it’s important. Perhaps more important than anything else. –Craven Rock (Jessie Duke, 816 N. Main #200 Lansing, KS 66048)