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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:

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me carrying emotional baggage meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

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via @emotionalclub Instagram

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

4.

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

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

6.

i cry at night meme
via @emotionalclub Instagram

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

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via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

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thrives on neglect meme
via @emotionalclub Instagram

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via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

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

12.

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

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

14.

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

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

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live laugh love grim reaper
via @emotionalclub Instagram

17.

types of fear meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

18.

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

19.

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

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via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

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via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

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via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page