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Beautiful Distress was founded on the concept that there is a great deal of mental suffering, that not enough people are aware of this and that not enough is done to stop it.

The Foundation uses art in an attempt to open up the world of psychiatry and battle the stigma attached to it.

Why art? Beautiful Distress believes that art is pre-eminently capable of articulating and depicting the human condition




Pre-order now: Mental Superpowers, a comic by Jan Hoek

Stichting Beautiful Distress

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Jan Hoek about his work In Kings County: "This year I did a residency with Stichting Beautiful Distress in a psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn where I lived and worked for three months.

Together with clients/patients I made (partly photographic) [a] comic about the believe that a different state of mind can also be seen as a superpower, and not only as an illness. 
In the comic me (I talk about my own mental state as well), patients/clients from the hospital and other artist struggling with mental health show their visions on Mental Superpowers."
You can now pre-order the comic and you will be the first to receive a copy when it's released in September (and you support the project in a early stage!)

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