This is a comic about my own emotions, made to release my own emotions, and to cope with my own emotions.
kind words can cause pain
This is something people need to realize. Depression isn’t about what you don’t have. It’s uncontrollable emotions. You literally do no good by trying to explain to somebody why they should be happy. Chances are, they’ve gone over those things a million times in their just. If you have a friend who suffers with depression, just be there for them. The only way to help is with your support, not by trying to reason with them.
seriously, trying to reason with emotions is like trying to color a picture by yelling at it. You won’t get anywhere, and you’ll just feel shitty and like you accomplished nothing afterward, because the picture is still not colored and your throat hurts.
Emotions don’t always make sense, especially when you have some kind of disorder. That’s why they’re emotions and not like, math-tions.
Depression is not something you can just get over. Even with therapy and medication, when I have a really bad episode with anxiety/depression spirals, I just have to wait it out and sometimes cry a bit on a friend’s shoulder. And that’s pretty mild considering what some of my less fortunate friends go through.