I just need to say that you convey depression beautifully. It's an ugly thing sometimes. I'm always going to be depressed, but I've found ways to cope when things get bad. Kudos to you! Keep up the fight, because you are winning. Also, I want to say how awesome it is that you are stepping up to help someone else in need. Thank you for that. Because of people like you, we will never be alone.
If you took 60-70% of the bad things a person can be and put them in a container, the label would have my name on it.
Which is why I finally gave up trying to change, it's just not going to happen. I lost the war, the darkness won. Only form of winning I have now is a twisted, warped version of it. Taking meds didn't do a thing, therapy didn't do a thing, nothing does. It's over, I failed. I'm too far gone, don't try to save me, I'm not worth it...
If you open the book of life to your page, you'll find you, period. So whatever and whoever you are is exactly right. It's you. That doesn't mean you can't change things about yourself you don't like, but it means that you have no one to measure up to but yourself.
I wish love could fix that problem. I love my girlfried so much... but everytime I got a little discusion with her I start fighting that army again, they are always there waiting to kill me... and I don't want to fight them.. Even when my relationship goes well they're still there. I don't want to do anything about that and I'm not sorry. Someday they will kill my soulless life and that would be fine.
Don't forget to breath, I know where you're coming from. There are always people there along with you no matter what is thrown at you remember to fight back just as hard if not harder. Kick depression where the sun don't shine!
Huh. It seems I went through mild depression and not even knowing it. I experienced all of the above and I managed to get out of it by myself. Especially the "I'm sorry" part. I still feel the need to apologize for my existence, because I know I'm not that important anyway. I suppose I've just accepted that I'm a good for nothing loser. It's better than waking up everyday wishing that I hadn't woken up at all. XD
I hope not. Sometimes I'm afraid of falling back to feeling like I did. I still feel vulnerable. I still want to believe I can actually do something in my life rather than just exist. But sometimes I pause and think my life is already down the shitter and not worth saving. It was ruined the moment I dropped from college.
I think people are highly misunderstanding this piece. Just because it's a short, one page comic doesn't mean the artist just "got over it" in a day. Even with chemical depression, an awareness of your own emotional state and cycles can go a long way towards keeping your head above water, even in the worst of times. As hard as it might be to swallow - your mental health and how you help it begins with YOU and no one else. I'm really side-eyeing some of these "well, yours wasn't REAL depression if you just got over it so quickly" comments. How about we not have a cock fight about who's depression is worse, hmm?
ANY. WAY. Yes, I can relate to this in parts, especially the over apologising - it's strange how those little words "I'm sorry" repeated unnecessarily just chips away every single time at your own self confidence. I really like the style of the comic - the sketchy lines and slowly warming colours really bring the narrative to life!
My love for my little sister who is all I have in the world fills the gap.. I still have the despair. the emptiness. the feeling. you know what they are but I think about my little sister who loves me no matter who I am and the things I have done and I love her too. it helps
Well, I don't know, but I strongly disagree about the last part... Depression is not something you can decide out of. The fact you were able to want things means, the depression was in recession... I am sorry, but this just seems like a real facilization of a really complex problem. I mean, no offense, but this just makes depression look like something you can change in a day and we both know it is definitely not that way.
I am however happy for you to finding a way out of it and I wish you the best.
Depression isn't something you can decide not to have, but it's definitely something you can decide to fight/get help for; that's how I'm interpreting this. I don't think the panel is a literal take of "so, then I decided not to have depression so I'm cured"
Well, yeah... but trust me, there are people that will only gather one crooked piece of information from this... Something like: Ah-ha, so all these sick bastards only feel bad because they want to! Let us just tell them not to and they will be cured... And I know that from the first hand, that is the worst thing you can tell to a depressed person...
What I mean is, this is a popularization and there is a lot of people that have no idea what depression is really about and they might just get the kind of opinions, that are so harmful for someone suffering a depression.