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Webcomic Artist Perfectly Demonstrates What It Feels Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety

Depression and anxiety affect 20 million teenagers and adults every year in the US. It is a serious mental condition that was taken lightly in the past, however, nowadays society realizes this is a big issue that needs to be treated carefully.

People without depression often don’t understand what it feels like to have such mental issues. They often gave vague advices such as “don’t worry, it’ll pass”, “don’t think about it too much” or “do something else and you will forget about it”. These advices aren’t very helpful most of the time.

Holly Chisholm – a webcomic artist who is diagnosed with clinical depression and severe anxiety. As a part of her treatment, Holly wants to share her feelings with the world. She realized that a thousand words aren’t effective as one 1 picture, so she created comics to share with the internet about her struggle against this mental illness that has been haunting her for a long time.

Instead of depressing themes and dark illustrations, Holly created her comic with a bright theme blended with self-deprecating humor. We are sure you will find them both informative and enjoyable. Below are 30 comics from Holly’s mental illness collection.

 

#1 Where is motivation

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#2 Just go outside

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#3 Don’t oversleep

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#4 Insecure

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#5 Treat yourself

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#6 Always people

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#7 Me back then

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#8 The sound of silence

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#9 Definitely not enough

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#10 Drink water

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#11 Take care of yourself

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#12 Regret moment

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#13 A hardcore game

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#14 It’s ok to make mistakes

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#15 No reason

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#16 Rock bottom

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#17 It will be the same again

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#18 Let me go

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#19 Which is worse?

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#20 Don’t want or be afraid

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#21 Mountains rise

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#22 Healthy relationship

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#23 Part of you

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#24 Inward Anger

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#25 Unexpected changes

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#26 Runaway

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#27 Yes

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#28 After Midnight

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#29 Seriously, Why tho?

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#30 Try to be better

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