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 cartoon drawings 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

That's a cute little guy

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

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

It didn't last forever the last time.

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

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

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WaffleFryLife
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2 years ago

i wish i could let myself believe this

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Göksue
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

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

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

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

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

One day at a time.

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WaffleFryLife
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2 years ago

awww, that axolotl is so cute <3

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Anna Ledwońska
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2 years ago

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

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BusLady
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2 years ago

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

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

This is an outstanding message!

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D. Pitbull
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

loved it! inspiring

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hobbitly
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2 years ago

Indeed! Lovely colorful snake :)

BusLady
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2 years ago

Rainbow snake.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 years ago

This is simple, but true.

Regine Baus
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2 years ago

love all your drawings and your very upbeat outlook on life. some days are really bad but all in all, you can make it. and remember that you are loved! this will help a lot of people.

Megaabsolite13 KBTV
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2 years ago

Reminds me of those rainbow gummy snakes

Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

Ha! it´s right here!

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