10 Comics That Told Inspiring Mental Health Stories

10. Daredevil: Born Again

Marvel Comics

A common mental health disorder, depression effects people all over the world. Daredevil is a superhero who’s suffered from depression his entire life and few stories capture his struggle as vividly as Born Again.

Written by Frank Miller, Born Again is widely considered to be one of the greatest Daredevil stories of all-time. It focuses on Matt Murdock’s descent into madness at the hands of the Kingpin. When the crime lord finds out Daredevil’s identity, he destroys Matt’s life by taking away his job, his home and his reason to live.

Sinking into depression, the Man Without Fear ends up homeless on the streets of New York. Miller doesn’t shy away from the debilitating effects of Matt’s condition. At one point, his depression becomes so severe that he lashes out at his best friend Foggy Nelson and threatens to attack innocent people.

Refusing to give up, Daredevil pulls himself out of the depths of despair. He fights back against Kingpin, eventually exposing him as criminal.

Born Again is must-read story for anyone who suffers from depression because of its realism and relatable themes.


A published short story writer and owner of thecomicvault.wordpress.com, Jamie Ryder spends his time creating fantasy worlds and rambling about pop culture.