26 Memes That Are Too Relatable If You're a Millennial With Mental Illness
Contrary to popular belief, being a millennial isn’t all ridiculously-priced avocado toast and expecting a participation trophy for accomplishing simple tasks. Though people tend to think millennials are living the “best years of their lives,” sometimes they just aren’t — especially if mental illness is part of the mix.
As a 20-something young girl, I should be ”living my best life,” as they say. From the outside looking in, I am. I hang out with my friends, do yoga, go to therapy, work hard on my Bachelor’s degree and maintain a steady job. Though this is leaps and bounds from where I was even just last year (extremely suicidal, self-injuring on the daily, medically withdrawing from school, struggling to get to work and even struggling to get to therapy), I’m far from full recovery.
If you can relate, we want you to know you aren’t alone and there is no shame in struggling with mental illness. And while there’s nothing funny about being a millennial struggling with your mental health, sometimes a little self-aware humor can go a long way in making you feel less alone. It’s true memes can’t “cure” mental illness, but sometimes they can bring a smile to your face when you’re struggling.
If you are a millennial struggling with mental illness, this one’s for you: