22 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Use Dark Humor to Cope With Mental Illness

Editor's Note

If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Memes. In just a few short words and a funny picture, they can often perfectly describe what life with mental illness is really like. There’s nothing funny about struggling with your mental health, but sometimes a little dark humor can bring comfort in times of deep emotional pain.

While it’s definitely true some can use memes as a way to avoid addressing unresolved trauma or pain, a lot of times they address topics we don’t talk about openly, and can go a long way in reassuring people they are not the only ones struggling.

If dark humor gets you through hard times with your mental health, this one’s for you:


me carrying emotional baggage meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via @emotionalclub Instagram


when people ask me to describe my personality... I am filled with hate... but in a cute way
via @mybitchface Instagram


for my next trick i'll ruin everything for absolutely no reason
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


when you're dead inside but still want to have a good time
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


i cry at night meme
via @emotionalclub Instagram


where have you been/ asleep/ for two days?/ ya
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


thrives on neglect meme
via @emotionalclub Instagram


via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


when ur usually the entertainer of ur friend group but some dark shit has you down
via @mybitchface Instagram


anyone know of a good job for someone who hates people?
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


just bottle that shit up meme
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


all aboard thomas the existential angst tank engine
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


meme about lack of support for people unless they are suicidal
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


live laugh love grim reaper
via @emotionalclub Instagram


types of fear meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


tip: study under water so no one can see you crying
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


me, after oversharing mental health hsitory meme
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

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