Even with friend’s and family’s help, medication, and regular therapy, people with depression often struggle to get through the day. On top of that, depression and anxiety frequently occur together, a one-two punch that can make it difficult to perform even the most basic of duties.
There aren’t always noticeable symptoms of depression. There are times when the emotion doesn’t manifest as sadness. Symptoms vary from not eating enough to overeating and being unable to concentrate or take pleasure in things that used to bring you joy. (Sometimes the warning signs are so subtle that even medical professionals miss them. (Here’s how one doctor came to that conclusion.)
While depression itself isn’t funny in any way, there are plenty of bleakly humorous depression memes online that can help you feel less isolated. It’s possible that these memes, made by people who understand what it’s like to suffer from depression, will help you feel a little better after reading them.
Of course, if you think what you’re feeling is depression — or if you genuinely don’t know what’s going on and it’s upsetting you and you’d like to feel better — you want to do more than skim through some memes online. Make contact with another human being. When he was feeling down, even the Rock would do it. Do this especially if you’re considering suicide, and read on for advice on how to help someone going through a mental health crisis.
But what if, while doing all that, you also felt the need to convey the truth and some of the dark humor about how you really feel? These depression memes are here to help.