Anxiety is not a joke. But what if a light-hearted laugh could make things a little bit brighter? British illustrator Gemma Correll draws comics inspired by her own anxieties and depression. She thinks that the best way to deal with this condition is to try to "find humour in it."

"I honestly think that humour can be a saviour at times of distress or, if you just live with a constant level of anxiety and depression like I do," said Correll. "I do think that people should speak more freely about anxiety," she added. "I know that I would have felt a little better as an anxiety-ridden teenager if I knew that I wasn't completely alone in my fears."

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bch808 5 months ago

Right, Martin. It's absolutely that easy-- why didn't I do that *years* ago?! /sarc

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GervaisDevine 5 months ago

It's all so true!

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DanielleGoedhart 5 months ago

Indeed: why don't you just text?

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Debbie 5 months ago

VERY VERY TRUE........UNFORTUNATELY.

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KarenDrummond 5 months ago

Spot on!

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Bianca0407 5 months ago

Loved this one Loved tihs one

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Debbie 5 months ago

I lug these around everyday...

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Pemberton 5 months ago

I somehow like the bonsai one. Many people with anxiety, depression and/or suicidal thought seem ok.

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MaLi 5 months ago

The downward spirals and empty shells are my favorites :) Great work!

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BeateDetlefs 5 months ago

Taking care of a pug helps!

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AntonioFocarile 5 months ago

So true, all of it.

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