Our minds are such complicated mazes, we sometimes need help navigating them. After artist Kate Allan, who was struggling with her mental health, felt the impact of therapy, she decided to pass on some of the things she learned. The author of the book You Can Do All Things created a series of illustrations that are perfect for those days when your brain goes into complete overdrive to the point where you feel you just can't.

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Ritchat 2 weeks ago

Damn, you already made me cry after the first post. I needed this SO MUCH!

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"I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Depression," Kate told Bored Panda. "The [illustrations] half come from exercises I learned in therapy and half from personal experience." According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the country age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population.

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Katniss Everdeen 2 weeks ago

That's a cute little guy

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It is also not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to suffer from depression or as well. Nearly half of those diagnosed with the first are also diagnosed with the latter.

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

And getting through is quite hard...

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"Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy have both been helpful in managing my mental health," Kate added. "Eating well, exercising, creating, and working to have solid relationships have helped, too." Her determination to get better makes Kate one of the few. Even though anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

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hobbitly 2 weeks ago

Or maybe you'll screw up tomorrow as well. It's better to just not worry about it and try to be a good version of you, and if it still fails, its okay. No need to pressure yourself with the idea that tomorrow you cant make a mistake.

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If you liked the comic, consider getting it as a print from Kate’s redbubble shop. And if you want to check out more of her work, fire up her profiles on FacebookInstagramTumblr, or Twitter.

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Dorthe Schou-Nielsen 2 weeks ago

It didn't last forever the last time.

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

Trying to achieve some goals every day, no matter how trivial they seem to others!

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WaffleFryLife 2 weeks ago

i wish i could let myself believe this

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Göksue 2 weeks ago

Your work is good. You are great! I, thank you for existing. Keep going please it's all so encouraging.

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Krishna Vishwas 2 weeks ago

I want to print this. Can i have with word shit not bleeped out..

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

My reality vs the reality. There´s a difference between those two.

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

One day at a time.

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WaffleFryLife 2 weeks ago

awww, that axolotl is so cute <3

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Anna Ledwońska 2 weeks ago

What if I haven't any friends? Just acquaintances?

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BusLady 2 weeks ago

Sometimes it's hard to see that far in the future.

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding message!

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D. Pitbull 2 weeks ago

Ironic that I'm hurting right now because someone decided to "ultra-self-care" on themselves 1200% at my expense?

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Gabriela Dinu 1 week ago

loved it! inspiring

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hobbitly 2 weeks ago

Indeed! Lovely colorful snake :)

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