Jenna Sten is creating a mental health culture resource
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patrons

$34
per month
Hey peeps. My name is Jenna Sten. Thanks for checking out my Patreon page for Head Desk.

Head Desk is a mental health culture resource that curates, promotes and critiques mental health media. 

The public discussion around mental health often holds it at arms length; promoting the importance of good mental health, whilst simultaneously reinforcing the stigma around mental illness. With Head Desk, I’m interested in creating a space that doesn't sacrifice the inclusion of specific experiences of mental illness in an effort to be as general as possible.


You can read some of it here if you like:

It's Not Just About Hotlines
When We Talk About Suicide
Podcasts About Mental Health
Accessing Mental Health Services
Reading Between The Lines; Effective Advocacy
The Feelings Series
ZINE: ritual/distraction (a creative non-fiction piece about mental health, softness, accountability and acceptance)


Experiences of mental health exist on a spectrum, one which we all move up and down on. Head Desk aims to contribute to the destigmatisation of mental health issues by speaking about mental illness in a non-judgmental way, and by promoting the work of people who are willing to hold up their lived experience and expertise.

Your donation will allow me to pay for:
  • Me! Your donation will pay for my work. My work includes research, article writing, newsletter writing, zine making, proofreading, doing social media, and peer consultation.
  • Art! This means other people's art about mental health and mental illness (such as books, comics, zines, and performances for inclusion on the site and in Head Desk's social media).
  • Annual website hosting and domain registration costs! Websites cost money.
  • Marketing! As we all know, social media has jacked algorithms. Occasional sponsored posts allow me to reach more people interested in mental health media.

If you're able to support me in making this work – thank you! I'm so grateful to you. 

If you can't but this this project interests you, you can sign up to the Head Desk newsletter, or follow Head Desk on InstagramFacebook or Twitter if you like x

Please Note: Patreon uses US currency, so keep in mind the amount withdrawn from your bank account will be in US dollars.

Head Desk is made by me – 
Jenna Sten. I'm a mental health advocate, not a psychologist or a counsellor.


Tiers
$2 per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you x ! You will get: 

a shout out on Twitter and Facebook, listed on headesk.com.au as a project supporter, and access to the Patreon-only feed.

$5 per month
$5 or more per month

Thank you x ! You will get the above plus: a photo of my dog's face augmented by a Snapchat filter. Like this one (but made just for you!). Spirit is a rescue dog with anxiety. She knows what's up.


You'll also get  copy of my zine ritual/distraction. It's about mental health, softness, accountability, and acceptance. 

$10 per month
$10 or more per month
Thank you x ! You are extremely generous. You will get the above plus: my heart [pictured, image only] 
Goals
$34 of $200 per month
This will cover hosting/domain costs and I'll be able to write for headesk.com.au and pay myself for it.
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Hey peeps. My name is Jenna Sten. Thanks for checking out my Patreon page for Head Desk.

Head Desk is a mental health culture resource that curates, promotes and critiques mental health media. 

The public discussion around mental health often holds it at arms length; promoting the importance of good mental health, whilst simultaneously reinforcing the stigma around mental illness. With Head Desk, I’m interested in creating a space that doesn't sacrifice the inclusion of specific experiences of mental illness in an effort to be as general as possible.


You can read some of it here if you like:

It's Not Just About Hotlines
When We Talk About Suicide
Podcasts About Mental Health
Accessing Mental Health Services
Reading Between The Lines; Effective Advocacy
The Feelings Series
ZINE: ritual/distraction (a creative non-fiction piece about mental health, softness, accountability and acceptance)


Experiences of mental health exist on a spectrum, one which we all move up and down on. Head Desk aims to contribute to the destigmatisation of mental health issues by speaking about mental illness in a non-judgmental way, and by promoting the work of people who are willing to hold up their lived experience and expertise.

Your donation will allow me to pay for:
  • Me! Your donation will pay for my work. My work includes research, article writing, newsletter writing, zine making, proofreading, doing social media, and peer consultation.
  • Art! This means other people's art about mental health and mental illness (such as books, comics, zines, and performances for inclusion on the site and in Head Desk's social media).
  • Annual website hosting and domain registration costs! Websites cost money.
  • Marketing! As we all know, social media has jacked algorithms. Occasional sponsored posts allow me to reach more people interested in mental health media.

If you're able to support me in making this work – thank you! I'm so grateful to you. 

If you can't but this this project interests you, you can sign up to the Head Desk newsletter, or follow Head Desk on InstagramFacebook or Twitter if you like x

Please Note: Patreon uses US currency, so keep in mind the amount withdrawn from your bank account will be in US dollars.

Head Desk is made by me – 
Jenna Sten. I'm a mental health advocate, not a psychologist or a counsellor.


Recent posts by Jenna Sten

Tiers
$2 per month
$2 or more per month
Thank you x ! You will get: 

a shout out on Twitter and Facebook, listed on headesk.com.au as a project supporter, and access to the Patreon-only feed.

$5 per month
$5 or more per month

Thank you x ! You will get the above plus: a photo of my dog's face augmented by a Snapchat filter. Like this one (but made just for you!). Spirit is a rescue dog with anxiety. She knows what's up.


You'll also get  copy of my zine ritual/distraction. It's about mental health, softness, accountability, and acceptance. 

$10 per month
$10 or more per month
Thank you x ! You are extremely generous. You will get the above plus: my heart [pictured, image only]