I've been making and posting comics about my mental health struggles for a few years now. Anxiety, depression and some other things. But they have always been three-panel, text-post strips without visuals. I've just never been able to draw.

A few months ago, however, I started drawing anyway, just pen on paper, and have since made daily comics about everything from indecisiveness to issues with body-image. Other topics include: perfectionism, insomnia, paranoia, on and on.

I post a lot on Instagram, and people have really responded. It's been so nice. I'm filled with gratitude. I hope I can keep making things that resonate with people and that help them feel less alone.

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Anna Salord
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1 year ago

The adventures I lost because of my anxiety... It's a life ruiner.

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Rinpai
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1 year ago

I feel this. My friends and family literally get scared and confused when I go outside. I usually leave the house maybe once a week for groceries and thats it. I have literally gotten confused and scared questions from friends and my own mother when I go outside coz its just that rare.

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wisdom evee
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1 year ago

ME!!! SO ME!!!

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

Indeed, indeed.

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wisdom evee
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1 year ago

i was not expecting this and i spilt my ice water god dammit

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Tilly Jean
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1 year ago

I’m an Art Teacher and I have a student who is highly anxious. I’ve loved watching his progress the past two years, having his confidence grow as he applies himself to his work. He used to ask me literally every 5 minutes if what he is doing is right, or OK. Now, he might ask once a lesson and often says he is proud of his work 😊

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Lucas
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1 year ago

That was last Friday... damn doctors.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

Not sure if I do this or not... I'll go away and have a think.

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CodingGirl04
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1 year ago

Thank you, brain

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PyroarRanger
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1 year ago

Thank you, gorgeous lumpy whale :) I needed this today

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

Perfect day, when sad feeling go away.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

Hey family - see?

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

All the comments I'm not writing 😱

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Hard 2 Guess
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1 year ago

I feel this so much that it makes me want to cry.

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Dr.coolyobeans
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1 year ago

I don't understand why it's so hard to make decisions about things. Even when both choices and options are good I will take a long time to decide while ending up feeling panicked about 'choosing' the wrong one. I wish I could stop it and be someone who goes with the flow. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?

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Mary Stiles
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1 year ago

This one made my day good.

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Ameya Sute
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1 year ago

I think wisdom evee is tryna make another prompt, so imma reply instead of downvote. "this isN'T fake"

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Tara
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1 year ago

Me! Every. Single. Night.

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wisdom evee
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1 year ago

called it.

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Bored Birgit
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1 year ago

Very wise.

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Riddle_Rifle
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1 year ago

not the last chicken nugget !!

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

Yeah - hand that back quickly!

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Rinpai
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1 year ago

PUNCH F(ear) to pay respects

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Tara
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1 year ago

♥️

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Anna Salord
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1 year ago

A big thanks to my best friend and boyfriend - for staying close, always. I owe you my life

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wisdom evee
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1 year ago

me at many levels

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Dr.coolyobeans
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1 year ago

Yeah :/ sadness-5d...e8617b.gif sadness-5d92dc2e8617b.gif

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

Don’t worry some of your friends will help you fight it off.

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

I help chu make a new one! ^-^

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Tara
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1 year ago

This one speaks volumes. Except, pain demands all.

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

and bad mistakes, I've made a few...🎵

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Tia Hansen
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1 year ago

<3

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Anna Salord
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1 year ago

Brilliant

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