The behavior of dinosaurs is shrouded in mystery separated by millions of years. But, judging from these comics, which are simply called "Dinos and Comics," they're much more mentally mature and less cold-blooded than you might've thought! There's much to learn from the conversations and thoughts that these reptiles have: they observe the absurdity and paradoxes of mental illness, share their emotions openly, and last but not least, they know how to comfort each other and inspire positive feelings. The comic inadvertently makes you wish these types of mentally evolved dinosaurs had survived to this day, because we need them more than ever. But in a sense they are here, and with us, sharing nuggets of wisdom through a few comic panels that this wonderful collective created. Without further ado, forget about your problems for a moment, and immerse yourself into something that the creators call "Dino Therapy." Enjoy!

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In one of the previous posts, which you may find here, the authors have mentioned why they chose dinosaurs as protagonists of the comic. They said it's because "they're cool," which I, as a person who liked dinosaurs in my childhood, can totally get behind. First of all, it's factually true, since reptiles (the dinosaurs) are cold-blooded, so naturally, it makes them one of the cooler animals out there. Second, dinosaurs just look awesome. When somebody asks you to think of an awesome animal, most people choose dinosaur. That's a fact I made up, but I feel it's real. But dinosaurs are actually real. That's a real fact.

We've established that dinosaurs are the epitome of cool animals. But what else is there to know about them? Well, a lot. Though much is known about dinosaurs, even more is unknown, as they lived and prospered hundreds of millions years ago. To be precise, they came into prominence in the Mesozoic Era, around 243-233 million years ago, and mostly died off 66 million years ago in a Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Only the feathered, avian dinosaurs managed to survive, and are the reason why birds exist today, since they all had an avian dinosaur ancestor.

There are around 700 species of dinosaur, mostly divided into herbivores, and carnivores, and avian and non-avian. The word dinosaur came from the Greek word deinos ("terrible") and sauros ("lizard"). In other words, it was just a fancy way to say he was terrified of them. We have to thank dinosaurs for having birds, turtles, snakes, and crocodiles.

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Me Oh My
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone else noticing the pride flags on the dinos?

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Even though a meteor wiped most of them off the face of the earth, the authors of the comic find the comic hopeful, but realistic. "We think there's hopeful comics already, they are mostly focused on friends and loved ones because as helpful as drugs can be, we think the support of those around you is key to coping with mental health issues."

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Ryan Deschanel
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do you give crappy advice? You are not a therapist.

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It's hard to pinpoint the exact number, but I'd wager that mental health comics contribute a lot to many people's general well-being: they're easy to digest, they're relatable, and they help people find a simple way to vent. Here's a round of comics about mental health that can be found here on Bored Panda. Here are comics about mostly ADHD that are called... Mostly ADHD! Feeling down? Well, perhaps a self-ironic depressed chicken might cheer you up! Yearning for positivity? Blue Llama will be like a ray of sunshine to your heart!

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Ryan Deschanel
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good. If you don't try, you won't fail. If you don't hope, you won't be let down.

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kristina law
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes just knowing someone else is around is all the comfort you need in the moment

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Dizz2K7 Gaming
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes. I'm aware of the truly terrible things man is capable of and they all disgust me. I weep for the future of humanity and the ones who have to exist in a present that they can't escape from. I say mean things from time to time because being mean is a much needed necessity in our world right now. Be strong, be hard, be real, and stand firm in your convictions... Right or wrong, you might not get a chance later. Also, I really lile purple, but black is the best.

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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i wanna see anxiety and depression fight

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Pizza Lover
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is so confusing to have anxiety and depression at the same time for real

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Green Machine
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12 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish my son and I had conversations like this. lol

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