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Relatable Anxiety and Depression Moments — as Told By 'The Office'


You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love “The Office.” I mean, how can you not laugh at Michael Scott’s over-the-top antics, and swoon at Jim and Pam’s storyline? That’s why we were so excited when we got Mighty contributor Emily Murray’s awesome piece, “Eating Disorder Recovery — as Told By ‘The Office.’” Because we loved her piece so much, we wanted to make one for people who live with anxiety and depression.

If you’re a fan of “The Office,” or even if you’re not, you might be able to relate to these depression and anxiety moments:

1. Guess who had trouble getting out of bed this morning?

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2. When you wake up and just know anxiety isn’t going to give you a break.

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3. When anxiety makes you such a planner, you plan ahead for your next depressive breakdown…

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4. What you imagine anxiety and depression look like when they’re wreaking havoc on your life…

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5. How you look when someone is surprised you’re “still depressed…”

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6. …Or when they let you in on a secret “anxiety cure.”

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7. Avoiding social interaction like…

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8. How you feel on “good” mental health days.

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9. When you’re trying to play it cool and hide your anxiety, but everyone knows you’re baloney…

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10. Real footage of yourself regretting the decisions you made while depressed…

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11. When depression makes you consider life’s big questions…

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12. Trying to hold in tears constantly like…

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13. When your therapist stares straight into your soul…

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14. Trying to stay awake during the day like…

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15. But then you remember to reach out to your friends who support you no matter what…

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16. …And with their support, you can handle anything anxiety and depression throw your way.

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Can you relate?

Lead photo via “The Office” Facebook page