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Psychiatry department needs slogan for T-shirts
August 1, 2014 8:26 AM   Subscribe

My university Psychiatry department is getting custom T-shirts, help me come up with a good slogan or logo.

So far the best I've come up with is "(university) Psychiatry: It Takes One to Know One."

I'm looking for something clever, funny or cute that doesn't reinforce mental health stigma, for fun and team building purposes. A few members of my department are uncomfortable with advertising that they work in mental health, so I'd also be interested in something subtle that would still distinguish us from other departments (and yes, I've thought of just using the letter psi but it's sooooo overdone).

We'll probably be using CustomInk so symbols or simple drawings are okay too. Wordsmiths of AskMeFi, help me out!
posted by arrmatie to Writing & Language (34 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Your Brain's Personal Training Department.
posted by xingcat at 8:28 AM on August 1


Mental Wealth
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:34 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


University Psychiatry: We make Freudian Slips fun! (or maybe that is more psychology than psychiatry..)
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 8:37 AM on August 1


"We Know What You're Thinking"
posted by Etrigan at 8:39 AM on August 1 [4 favorites]


"Psychiatry: For doctors who hate blood"
posted by shivohum at 8:44 AM on August 1 [8 favorites]


"Actually, You Do Have To Be Crazy To Work Here"
posted by McCoy Pauley at 8:45 AM on August 1


Dopamine and serotonin and GABA, oh my!
posted by killdevil at 8:55 AM on August 1 [3 favorites]


"Personalities without Borders"
posted by DB Cooper at 8:59 AM on August 1 [5 favorites]


"The Brains of the Operation"
posted by melissasaurus at 9:01 AM on August 1 [3 favorites]


Drawings of assorted neurotransmitters?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 9:08 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."
posted by workerant at 9:28 AM on August 1


Head-shrinking without all the trauma of being killed first.
posted by ubiquity at 9:46 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


This isn't really appropriate, but my high school AP Psychaitry class had shirts that said "I <3 Mom" on front and "Freud" across the back, jersey style.
posted by catatethebird at 10:04 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


"Normal is a cycle on your washing machine"
posted by Flood at 10:11 AM on August 1 [2 favorites]


"[School] Psychology Department: Where Abnormal is Normal"
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 10:14 AM on August 1


Dept. of Psychiatry, University of [Location]: The Best Neural Network in Town
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:29 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


A Magritte-style drawing of a smoking item with the motto:

Just a Cigar
posted by zadcat at 10:32 AM on August 1 [2 favorites]


How about a brain wearing a detective cap and a Sherlock Holmes quote?

“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
― The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone

“To a great mind, nothing is little,' remarked Holmes, sententiously.”
― A Study in Scarlet

"I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for?"
― The Sign of Four
posted by samthemander at 10:43 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


University Psychiatry Dept: get a check-up from the neck up.
posted by vitabellosi at 10:47 AM on August 1 [2 favorites]


Where's Your Head At?
posted by dywypi at 10:57 AM on August 1 [2 favorites]


I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
posted by alex1965 at 11:03 AM on August 1


[University] Psychiatry: Come for the Drugs, Stay for the Degree
posted by St. Peepsburg at 11:26 AM on August 1 [4 favorites]


We DO mind!

(play on "I don't mind")
posted by St. Peepsburg at 11:27 AM on August 1


You could have light charcoal gray Ts (charcoal to distinguish them from the standard gray gym variety) with 'matters' all caps and in white arcing across the front and back.

Or you could have a variety of fabric colors all with fairly dark gray 'matters' lettering.
posted by jamjam at 11:29 AM on August 1 [1 favorite]


Diagnosably awesome
posted by Bentobox Humperdinck at 12:52 PM on August 1


So far I like your takes one to know one best.
posted by fivesavagepalms at 2:40 PM on August 1


PRE-SHRUNK SHRINK SHIRT.
PRE-SHRUNK SHRINK SHIRT.
PRE-SHRUNK SHRINK SHIRT.
PRE-SHRUNK SHRINK SHIRT.
PRE-SHRUNK SHRINK SHIRT.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:57 PM on August 1 [1 favorite]


The unexamined head is not worth having.
posted by Chitownfats at 2:58 PM on August 1 [1 favorite]


Will Analyze for Food
posted by Chitownfats at 3:13 PM on August 1


Neurotics build castles in the sky. 
Psychotics live in them. 
Psychiatrists collect the rent. 
posted by Wet Spot at 3:20 PM on August 1 [2 favorites]


simple drawing of tree and cloud with caption:

SKY AT TREE
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:25 PM on August 1 [1 favorite]


Does it have to be T-shirts? Might be funny to do a "thinking cap" of sorts.
posted by samthemander at 4:01 PM on August 1


"Brain and brain, what is brain?!"
posted by Huffy Puffy at 5:42 PM on August 1


All of our results can be replicated.
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 7:29 PM on August 1


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