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20 Memes That Perfectly Describe the 'Embarrassing' Symptoms of Depression


When you live with depression, sometimes you experience symptoms you would rather not share with others. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you showered, and dry shampoo just isn’t covering it up anymore. Maybe your once-satisfying sex life has taken a hit, and you can’t enjoy physical intimacy. Or maybe your emotions feel out of your control, and you can’t stop them from coming out in the “wrong” way at the “wrong” time.

No matter what your experience of “embarrassing” depression symptoms looks like, we want you to know you aren’t alone. And what better way to let you know you aren’t the only one struggling than to share some relatable depression memes? With suggestions from our Mighty community, we rounded up some memes that perfectly describe some “embarrassing,” but oh so common symptoms of depression.

Before we begin, we want to preface by saying that feelings of embarrassment are very real, and like all feelings, are completely valid. But even though it’s natural to feel embarrassed sometimes, we want you to know it’s more than OK not to be OK and there is no shame in struggling with depression.

1. Oversleeping

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

2. Not Showering

via Me.me

3. Low Sex Drive

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook Page

4. Being Unable to Predict Your Next Episode

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

5. Not Eating a Balanced Diet

panic ordered chines food meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

6. Not Cleaning

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

7. Feeling Emotional “Extremes”

via Crippling Depression Tumblr

8. Trouble Concentrating

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

9. Wasting Time

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

10. Taking Frequent Naps

i too like to live dangerously meme
via MemeCenter

11. Loneliness

via Crippling Depression Tumblr

12. “Flaking” on Social Plans

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

13. Being Closed Off Emotionally

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

14. Being Unable to Leave the House

via Depression Memes Facebook page

15. Pushing Friends Away

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

16. Self-Sabotaging

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

17. Dissociation

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

18. Feeling Unable to Control Your Emotions

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

19. Being Depressed When You “Should” Be Happy

via Crippling Depression Tumblr

20. Still Feeling Down After Using Your Positive Coping Strategies

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

Can you relate?