I've been living with mental illness for as long as I can remember. And mental illness brings many weird and dark thoughts in my head.

I started these drawings because I'm really bad at explaining those thoughts, and explaining by drawing has always been a lot easier for me. For the French people around here, I also made a French version on sow-ay.fr.

I already made the first post about it some time ago, here it is.

More info: Instagram | sow-ay.blogspot.com

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Jonnie SeventyOne
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2 years ago

Yep, spot on.

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Maryen Kelly
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2 years ago

Thank you I needed this.

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Randomcthulu
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2 years ago

Pretty much me...and if I don't work, can't afford a hospital and our finances will be irreparably ruined

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lilspiffy
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2 years ago

This is me right now. I’m on medical leave and I feel guilty when I have fun with family.

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aaromal
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2 years ago

this is so true

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

....Thank you.I'm not enough, I will never be enough, but thank you...

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

Sometimes anxiety just hits you like a fucking train. Tackles you to the ground, pins you down, and there's nothing you can do to prevent it or shake it off.

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Randomcthulu
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2 years ago

My lifelong fantasy

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Meop
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2 years ago

:(

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反社会的
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2 years ago

It isn't always that easy to be positive, I just don't think some people understand that because depression is such a taboo topic, that no one is educated about it.

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How to produce sarcasim
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2 years ago

Love is there when you need it most. ❤💕

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Bo Justin Balila
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AADADA

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

This can't describe it better.

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Bluebell Rizzi
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2 years ago

A picture of my life... Your art is beautiful by the way <3

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Well, to be honest... the world is slightly broken, just like us. But while I mostly can't fix the huge problems I can work at least slowly get better every day.

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BusLady
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2 years ago

I have days when I really can't get out of bed. Then I feel guilty for wasting my day and not being productive. Sometimes I just need a "free" day like this, I keep reminding myself.

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Bo Justin Balila
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hahahahahaha xD

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

People ask me "Are you okay?" and my anxiety tells me not to say that I'm' never okay because then they'll ask me why and I'll have to answer questions nobody has found answers to yet, and my depression will never allow me to be okay.

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How to produce sarcasim
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2 years ago

This one made me cry

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Alina Prokopenko
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2 years ago

true.

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SprinkleDrop
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2 years ago

Yup.

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Well, the wolf thing at least looks kind of friendly.

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

I have a thing I like to call double depression. I'm always depressed, always sad. But sometimes for no reason, my depression gets so much greater that I can no longer even pretend to be happy or deflect it with humor or laugh with "friends" so they don't ask me about it.

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反社会的
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2 years ago

I wouldn't really call them a friend. A toxic one, maybe.

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Judy Delin
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2 years ago

I remember feeling like this. Just getting from one appointment to the next. Sending a message back from where I am now to say it started to feel like a shorter time, and then it felt like 'What am I going to tell him about?' and then 'Perhaps I could go every two weeks' and then 'Perhaps I can take a break'. Things are looking much brighter now

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Emily Taylor
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2 years ago

mE

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says the piece of shit

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Randomcthulu
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2 years ago

Same

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Yeah, it's always an unpleasant surprise when old man anxiety crashes at your pad.

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Lianna Valdez
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2 years ago

Me too every dam day.

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Blake Morgan
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2 years ago

it is total bullshit

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

It's probably thinking "Must step up the emotional torture"

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Without treatment there is no hope. Reach out for it and make it happen. You are worth it.

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Tanya Garcia
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2 years ago

At least someone cares for you...

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Devious teamwork.

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BusLady
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2 years ago

A killer of Hope.

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T Rex King
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2 years ago

Sweet victory

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BusLady
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2 years ago (edited)

I couldn't tell you the number of appointments and obligations I have missed because of my illness.

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Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

I´m taking it one day at a time. That´s how. Otherwise it becomes overwhelming.

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StealTheFruit
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2 years ago (edited)

I have breakdowns in private. In my mind, or in a bathroom stall. I haven't cried in front of anyone but family for almost two years. That's why I don't think They believe me.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

Jumping? Yes, actually. But not into a void. Maybe jumping in a particular rhythm. Maybe you can use some music to help you out. (Doesn't work for everyone, but sometimes it does, and it's harmless)

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depression
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1 year ago

Same thing but no text , no phone.

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Kamryn McNamara
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2 years ago

For me, depression is not tears. My depression is not being able to cry, to get it over with, get it done. My depression is the lack of tears, I can't get over it, and I have to sit with it, deal with it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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lilspiffy
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2 years ago

Please take your meds more regularly. Missing doses can cause worse depression than if you weren’t on them at all.

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The True Red Panda
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2 years ago

That is how I cover up my pain. I make jokes. There was this one song in band that I was not good, which was painful, because playing the saxophone was the one thing that kept me alive. There aren't that many saxophone players in my band, and when the conducter said only saxes, I loudly said yes, everyone listen to me fail! And then laughed it off... I cried that night because I really did fail that song horribly... And no one encouraged me afterwards, or even tried...

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Bluebell Rizzi
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2 years ago

Me XD

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