I was diagnosed with mental disorders - depression and ADHD - in December of 2016. My therapist suggested me to try journaling to help me live with depression. I hate journaling.

Though I've been drawing since I was a child, I had fallen out of the habit. This webcomic was my compromise between drawing and journaling my mental health; it helped me record how I was feeling at the time and work through some of the darkness.

At first, it was scary to put my deepest thoughts and fears out into comic strips, but the responses and messages of support from people made me realize how much it was needed to talk about mental problems, and show what it can really be like.

My comics cover a variety of topics, like love, depression, self-reflection, and anxiety.

After about 6 months of making comics, I decided to quit my job and freelance part-time so that I could dedicate more time to making and promoting Just Peachy. In the future, I hope to make a book and raise awareness about mental illnesses and my personal struggle with depression.

More info: Instagram

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Matthew Hyder
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2 years ago

Yoy look like Max from Life is strange, I think. :p

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Matthew Hyder
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2 years ago

Aw. :( (hugs)

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Devin Robinson
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2 years ago

This made me really sad...

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Risa Lovee
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2 years ago

I can totally relate to this... :s I used to be an extroverted, bright girl when I was younger and now I'm totally the opposite of that. Makes me want to go back to the past sometimes...

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RespectThePaiva
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2 years ago

As someone who is facing the demons of depression, this hits home. Better focus on self-compassion and worry less about self-esteem, for example. They're connected, though, and the first will influence the second if understood properly.

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The Alchemist
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2 years ago

Why not both? That's how I am.

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

Every single day.

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Martin_D35
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2 years ago

I find that my motivation is usually hanging out with my procrastination.

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Cerys Dunbar
Community Member
2 years ago

i sleep about 3-4 and have to force myself to go back to sleep as i know it isnt healthy in the end i get about 6 hour which still isnt healthy but its the most i can manage

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DaisyAppreciation
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2 years ago

Geez mental health fairy give it a rest

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Analyn Lahr
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2 years ago

That's powerful.

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The Alchemist
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2 years ago

Music is medicine.

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Claire Holten
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2 years ago

This one is my favorite <3

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Claire Holten
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2 years ago

Awe..... ☺️

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Jenn
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2 years ago

hits home soo well :'(

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Ayra
Community Member
2 years ago

Happens to me as well and I'm afraid what the reason of it might be :/ I'm glad though my boyfriend always cuddles and comforts me.

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Kat Blak
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2 years ago

I'm cutting my hair today because its the only aspect of my life I have control over. But even then I don’t have that much control because it always grows again

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Chyppa Homer
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2 years ago

If you get a big-ass pizza.

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Thundor Fox
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2 years ago

How can something be so sad and cute at the same time?

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Sandra Schwaner
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the idea of talking to the monster. It becomes an "other".

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Sandra Schwaner
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2 years ago

I want to punch the mental health fairy....

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Jenn
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2 years ago

always people

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Cerys Dunbar
Community Member
2 years ago

water actually calms my anxiety so im usually gulping it down :D

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Enoch Evenson
Community Member
2 years ago

As I was reading this, it dawned on me that I woke up this morning feeling the same way. It's been hard feeling that everything is fine. I also suffer from anxiety and depression. Nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks like that. Thank you for your comics.

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Hari Onago
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2 years ago

You can't run away from yourself.

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Do you want vanilla or chocolate? Yes.

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qwerty koala
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2 years ago

That's how I respond as well, "great" or "fine". 😶

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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I always had that doubt about Mogwais. If you can't feed them after midnight, at what time is it okay to start feeding them again? After sunrise?

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Cerys Dunbar
Community Member
2 years ago

sometimes we have to grab a step ladder or get a friend to help us but in the end we found a solution een if we needed someone else

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

I feel you

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