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Mental Disorder Series #1 - Depression

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Mental Disorder Series #1 - Depression
Swap Coordinator:GoneDrake (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:19
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 22, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 29, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is the first in the Mental Disorders series. This set of ten will include ten common mental disorders (or perhaps more, as the time goes on) You will have one partner and send 1 ATC to each of your partners.

You will create one ATC for one partner that includes the mental disorder featured in that swap. Be creative and have fun. You can use cutout images, collage, embellishments. You can either draw, paint and even stitch (not just digital) Remember, these are mini pieces of art. Make nice ATCs, something you would like to receive in return.

Standard Atc Rules apply! Absolutely NO sticker slapping or print out slapping! Make sure your cards are the standard size 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 cm by 8.9 cm).

Must be rated 4.6 or higher. No recent or unexplained 1s or 3s Newbies welcome, but must have a completely filled out profile to participate (I will be checking)

No flakers, please. I will angel any flakers, once you have rated them a 1.

Happy swapping!


This swap will be for Depression.

There will be a new swap every week. The order of the swap is:

  1. Depression

  2. Anxiety/Panic Disorder

  3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  4. Bipolar Disorder

  5. Schizophrenia

  6. Multiple Personality Disorder

  7. ADD/ADHD

  8. Eating Disorders

  9. Other Personality Disorders (psychopathy, sociopathy, anti-social personality disorder, borderline personality disorder)

  10. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  11. Make-Up Swap


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND This swap is not meant to upset/offend anyone in any way. I've had my share of these troubles, and I just thought that it would be an interesting idea to see how others are able to portray these difficult disorders. If anyone has a problem with this swap, please e mail me. I don't want to upset/offend anyone.

Discussion

MrsAndrews 06/17/2012 #

What a fantastic idea! A positive way to deal with mental illness.

erikawithak 06/20/2012 #

I love this idea too! Another mental illness that would be good for this list is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from war or otherwise.

luvdmb36 06/20/2012 #

Random question--you state to include the "character"--I was wondering if the ATC could be an abstract representation of what the illness means to me? I want to be sure this is ok if I am going to partake it this series (which I think is awesome!) Thanks!

GoneDrake 06/20/2012 #

Thanks, everyone =3 Yes, PTSD would be a good one to include! I will add it. And oops, that was my mistake. Sorry! I used my last swap as a template to create this one, so the word 'character' wasn't supposed to be in there. An abstract representation was exactly what I had in mind when I thought of making the ATC, so it's definitely alright. =3 Feel free to create whatever the mental illness reminds you of, means to you, etc. There are no limits (besides the obvious) I hope this answered all of your questions! Thanks!

thebaretree 06/21/2012 #

not to be picky, but I'm a psych grad nerd and MPD is called DID now, dissociative identity disorder. I am really excited about this series! Great idea and thank you for hosting it :)

erikawithak 06/22/2012 #

Thanks for taking my suggestion into account!

GoneDrake 06/23/2012 #

@Thebaretree - Sorry, I'll change that for the next swap =3 Thank you for pointing it out!

GoneDrake 06/23/2012 #

ATC 2 is now up. I hope you'll all join!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/123497?new=1

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