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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AnnaJei
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5 years ago

Yep... So me

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DanielleGoedhart
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5 years ago

Auch... Recognition...

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DanielleGoedhart
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5 years ago

Indeed: why don't you just text?

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KarenDrummond
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5 years ago

Spot on!

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DeeMcGowan
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5 years ago

Sides of the dice... "No" "Maybe I'll be sick and won't be able to go. (Excuse me while i stand in the rain)" "My car will break down. Oh well. (Gives car a nice wash to keep quiet about lie)" "A sudden and freak snow storm grounds all. (Always hooe for, never happens)"

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Bianca0407
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5 years ago

Loved this one Loved tihs one

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AceMartella
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5 years ago

count me in

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

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

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MaLi
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5 years ago

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

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BeateDetlefs
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5 years ago

Taking care of a pug helps!

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AntonioFocarile
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5 years ago

So true, all of it.

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