I was blown away by the support on my previous post about mental illness, so I thought I would make another one with my new drawings.

I’ve been living with mental illness for as long as I can remember, and it brings many weird and dark thoughts.

I’m really bad at explaining these thoughts, so I started doing it through drawing which has always been a lot easier for me.

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Foxxy
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4 months ago

This annoys the shit out of me when people say things like that.

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I reached out for professional help 3 years ago when it became too hard for me to hide my problems and handle them. Now, I see a psychiatrist regularly and have medication to take daily. My treatment changed a lot in the last 3 years because finding the right medication can take a long time. However, it's not useless. Even though many told me they would have lost hope and given up. It's very hard to stay patient when in pain but eventually I saw an improvement.

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Carries
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For me it's because I'm too anxious to speak to a complete stranger about my problems. It takes a lot of courage to seek help.

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Drawing aside, I try to find comfort in music, writing down my thoughts and talking to my friend. The latter helps a lot.To me, staying alone is the worst way to deal with these things.

Also, hearing "just be positive" or other random advice (please, stop with the mediation) is not helpful at all. It depresses me even more. I feel guilty because that doesn't work for me.

I would also like to add that everyone experiences depression and anxiety in different ways, and there is no one magic solution. Everyone's path to recovery is different.




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Sunzilla
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Yes. That's what gets me down. I'm fine. I just worry about everyone else.

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Foxxy
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4 months ago

I feel ya.

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MJ
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4 months ago

Crap, I didn't die in my sleep...

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Dilly Millandry
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4 months ago

I try not to leave mine to it's own.. with time to think!

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Magpie
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4 months ago

Managing mental illness is exhausting. This is so accurate.

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Magpie
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4 months ago

Yup, and another thing to feel guilty about.

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A. Jones
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4 months ago

That's pretty spot on.

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Randomcthulu
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4 months ago

This sums it up pretty well

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Douglas Iley
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4 months ago

This is me when i don't have work.

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Angi Jiles
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4 months ago

Me right now.

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Randomcthulu
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4 months ago

I've worked so long to cultivate the facade of a kind of carefree goofy person that sometimes I wonder what my real self is like...

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

I dont use social media like Facebook because I know everyone is doing better that I know. Don't need reminders that I fucked my life up

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

This guys comics speak my feelings to a T

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D. Pitbull
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4 months ago

Every night... here's my little prayer: "Please, whoever is out there. I do not ask for much. I just ask that I close my eyes for the last time tonight and drift off. Please do not let me wake up. Thank you."

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Phi
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4 months ago

Yeap

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Virgil Blue
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4 months ago

God I hate it when they team up to double team you.

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Magpie
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4 months ago

At the top of the list " make a list" tick.

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Anna Ledwońska
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4 months ago

So true...

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

I have somatic anxiety so when I get upset about something I can go from throwing up to seizures and everything in between hot sweats cold sweats passing out you name it somatic anxiety is one of the worst mental disorders I think anyone could be burdened with

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

That's definitely what it's like.

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D. Pitbull
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4 months ago

I was told by "friends" in University: "Don't actually tell people how you're feeling. They just want to see you smile, just BE HAPPY for crying out loud. You're just driving people away by being down" - well... thank you and welcome to unhealthy coping mechanisms...

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

Mom sure but friends what are they?

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Rens S
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4 months ago

Yes, it often feels my depression is making me waste my time on earth...

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反社会的
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4 months ago

fall out boy?

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Bubble***tea 3
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4 months ago

Omg I know how this is. I didn't know anyone else knew what it's like to be tired yet u get sleep.

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Foxxy
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4 months ago

This I understand completely, I am seriously struggling with motivation. This year has been bloody awful with my depression.

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Justwannasay
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4 months ago

At least depression is something being acknowledged there... while many country in Asia didn't. We don't even know where to seek help without being viewed as weak and crazy, family and friends reaction varies from... there's no such thing as depression, it's just over thinking, stop putting unnecessary pressure on yourself, don't hide it, talk it out, it will make you better... to... stop self pitying! They don't understand sometime it just out of our control.

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Bored Lazy Lizzy
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4 months ago

...this is wrong

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Jenica Thomas
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4 months ago

This is such an important thing! I put on a pretty good farce most of the time and my friends don't usually see the real shit that is going on. Add the fact that I'm bipolar and that they sometimes get to see the SUPER happy me... this makes it even harder for them to understand.

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反社会的
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4 months ago

i have the opposite issue, but it still sucks. i understand ❤︎

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Magpie
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4 months ago

both

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Anna Ledwońska
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4 months ago

OMG - story of my life

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

Alarm clocks are evil.

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Geoffrey Holland
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4 months ago

How do I know if I am?

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Lorraine Woollands
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4 months ago

I do this EVERY day

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Ann S.
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4 months ago

This one is sooooo amazing * . *

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Lorraine Woollands
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4 months ago

My old boss was just like this, even though he was supposed to have had depression when his wife died.

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Jenica Thomas
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4 months ago

this <3

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反社会的
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4 months ago

i have a problem with this. i have spoken to many song writers and poets, and really, the song is whatever you want it to be. for example, a choral director and composer explained to us about how he wrote the melody to a poem, and in his mind it was about his insomnia. however, the original poem was about the crucifiction of christ. in his mind, it is still about finding rest after sleepless nights. my point is; no matter what the writer had in mind, the song's sentimental value to you, is yours. it means whatever you want it to.

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EweAreSewCute
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4 months ago

My boyfriend is 24 years my elder so there's that... he's definitely gonna die before me and then I'll truly be alone. I cant even legally live with him due to subsidized housing rules

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Berengaria Adams
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I really love this one, even though it also hurts

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Sarah Storm
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*has music blasting rn* Twenty One Pilots. The early albums...

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Rens S
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4 months ago

Not sure this is the best thing to say to someone who's depressed...

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反社会的
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4 months ago

*pops confetti cannon from fetal position in dark corner*

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反社会的
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4 months ago (edited)

dude that's mine. how dare you out-loser me.

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Ciara Jefferson
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:( mood

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反社会的
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4 months ago

hey, it's an achievement.

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EweAreSewCute
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My most common nightmare is watching the few family I have and or my boyfriend who is the only non family I know walking away and not looking back

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Sarah Storm
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I've been their. Instead of a cliff, it's a bottle, but it never seems to leave.

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Anna Ledwońska
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True...

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Sarah Storm
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It's never a good night.

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