30 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Live With a Mental Illness

Memes. In just a few short words and a funny picture, they can often perfectly describe what life with mental illness is really like. While there’s nothing funny about struggling with your mental health, sometimes a little dark humor can go a long way in reassuring you that you’re not the only one struggling.

Whether you’re using a meme to broach a series topic you wouldn’t otherwise know how to talk about, or commiserate with a fellow mental illness warrior, humor can definitely be a powerful coping tool.

No matter what kind of mental state you’re in this week, we hope these memes can bring a smile to your face.

If you use humor to cope with mental illness, here’s a roundup of some memes that might make you chuckle:


So how's your day going so far? meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


guess who just slept through 15 cycles of snooze this morning? this girl
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via @Betches Instagram


via someecards



depression it's me ya boy meme
via so-its-sierra Tumblr


i think i ran out of paint meme
via Crippling Depression Tumblr


via Me.me


via @mytherapistsays Instagram


you can't cut people out of your life meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via BPD meme queen Facebook page


posting to myself meme
via BPD meme queen Facebook page


therapist meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via BPD meme queen Facebook page


someone stole my identity meme
via Meme Queen on Tumblr


2018 is gonna be my year meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via BPD meme queen Facebook page


when your mom asks you who ws crying in the bathroom last night meme
via nothingbutmeme Tumblr


when you're trying to love people but you're also an introvert meme
via BPD meme queen Facebook page


don't look too deep into it meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


what's wrong meme
via @dankmemeuniversity Tumblr


actual photo of me on an emotional rollercoaster
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via Me.me


angry and unresolved trauma meme
via BPD meme queen Facebook page


via Depression memes Facebook page


decent night sleep meme
via @onlineclock Twitter


when you deal with being sad by listening to sad music meme
via Depression memes Facebook page


one text or call could end it all anxiety meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


masking anxiety meme
via Depression memes Facebook page


via Depression memes Facebook page


via Depression memes Facebook page

Can you relate?

Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.

Related to Mental Health

twenty one pilots

6 Twenty One Pilots Songs That Relate to Mental Health

Music has always been an outlet for me. From Macklemore to Demi Lovato to Mumford & Sons and everything in between, there’s no shortage of artists who have addressed mental health themes in their music and careers. One of my favorites is twenty one pilots, a group from Ohio that mixes different styles of music [...]
saira khan on loose women talking about mental health days

Why 'Loose Women' Panelist's Opinion About Mental Health Days Is So Dangerous

Sometimes the news isn’t as straightforward as it’s made to seem. Matt Sloan, The Mighty’s contributing editor, explains what to keep in mind if you see this topic or similar stories in your newsfeed. This is The Mighty Takeaway.  If you don’t know anything about the U.K. daytime panel show “Loose Women,” it’s similar to [...]
man and a woman holding hands at a wooden table

Shifting Our Perceptions of Counseling

I can’t remember a time someone crossed the threshold into my counseling office saying that they had it all figured out. Declaring though they were totally happy, and life was great, they were just seeking a little tune-up to ensure things kept humming along. But I do remember the many who waited until their lives [...]
A screenshot of a tweet

Show This to People Who Don’t Understand Why Mental Illness Makes You So Tired

If you live with a mental illness like depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, chances are you know the meaning of tired. Not the I-only-got-four-hours-of-sleep-last-night kind of tired, but the kind of tired you feel regardless of sleep, that manifests as both mental and physical exhaustion. This is the kind of tired mental health advocate PJ Palits [...]