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

Though I've been drawing since I was a child, I had fallen out of the habit. This comic was my compromise between drawing an journaling; 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 in the open, but the responses and messages of support from people made me realize how much it was needed to talk about mental health, 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 health and my personal struggle with depression.

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Matthew Hyder 1 year ago

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

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Matthew Hyder 1 year ago

Aw. :( (hugs)

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Devin Robinson 1 year ago

This made me really sad...

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Risa Lovee 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Why not both? That's how I am.

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Rafaella Bueno 1 year ago

Every single day.

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Martin_D35 1 year ago

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

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Cerys Dunbar 1 year 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 1 year ago

Geez mental health fairy give it a rest

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Analyn Lahr 1 year ago

That's powerful.

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

Music is medicine.

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Claire Holten 1 year ago

This one is my favorite <3

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Claire Holten 1 year ago

Awe..... ☺️

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Jenn 1 year ago

hits home soo well :'(

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Ayra 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

If you get a big-ass pizza.

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Thundor Fox 1 year ago

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

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Sandra Schwaner 1 year ago

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

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Sandra Schwaner 1 year ago

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

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Jenn 1 year ago

always people

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Cerys Dunbar 1 year ago

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

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Enoch Evenson 1 year 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 1 year ago

You can't run away from yourself.

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Molly Tallmadge 1 year ago

Do you want vanilla or chocolate? Yes.

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qwerty koala 1 year ago

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

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Rafaella Bueno 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I feel you

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