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40 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Have Crushing Depression

Depression isn’t funny, but sometimes when you live with it, you start to cultivate a dark sense of humor to get through it.

For anyone who can relate, we wanted to round up some of the best depression memes on the internet to (hopefully) bring a smile to your face — even if it’s just for a moment.

While it’s true memes can’t “cure” depression (especially when it feels crushing), they can sometimes give you a small reprieve in the midst of your struggles.

If you’re struggling today with depression and need help, try posting a Thought or Question on The Mighty to get support from people who “get it.”

If your depression feels “crushing,” these memes might make you laugh: 

1.

in some personal news, im thrilled to announce that im tired all day no matter how much sleep I get
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

2.

meme image: happy telephone. Text: roses are red romance is dead everyday I suffer from existential dread
via @emotionalclub Instagram

3.

Meme: skeleton riding on a scooter Text: My depression coming to greet me unexpectedly on a decent day
via @depressionmemes Instagram

4.

Meme text: When you're depression and someone tells you to go outside. Meme image: Man laying on mattress outdoors
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

5.

I don't struggle with depression. Like at this point I have it down. I'm good at depression.
via @depressionmemes Instagram

6.

Meme Image: man on computer holding coffee. Meme text: Look someone stole my identity, Maybe they will make something of it!
via Meme Queen Tumblr

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meme: picture of man pointing at his brain as if he just learned something new. Text: "Can't be depressed if you've never known happiness"
via @depressionmemes Instagram

8.

Meme: picture of cat in sunglasses. Text: hey there demons, it's me ya boy
via @emotionalclub Instagram

9.

Listen, frozen meal instructions, never in the history of owning microwaves have I known the wattage of the microwave
via @betches Instagram

10.

Why is being alive so expensive. I'm not even having a good time
via @depressionmemes Instagram

11.

Meme Image: picture of Hagrid from PS1. Text: Today is one of those days where I feel like PS1 Hagrid
via Depression Memes Facebook page

12.

meme text: when you're a grumpy, troll-like person by nature but still really want to maintain a soft and feminine aesthetic. Image: Grumpy hairless cat in bathtub with flower petals in it
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

13.

meme text: when you suffer from depression and somebody tells you to just cheer up. Meme image: man puts hand on head exclaiming: "Why didn't I think of that!?"
via @depressionmemes Instagram

14.

meme text: when someone tries to hurt your feelings but you're dead inside and haven't been able to feel in years. Image: skeleton laughing evilly
via jigglypuffsvevo Tumblr

15.

Meme text: Quiet work only please (crying permitted)
via @emotionalclub Instagram

16.

Meme image: man washing car in the rain. Meme text: when you deal with being sad by listening to sad music
via Depression Memes Facebook page

17.

Meme image: Freddy from "Scooby Doo" unmasking bad guy who is also himself. Meme Text: When you finally find the person who ruins your life
via @depressionmemes Instagram

18.

When's Chicken Soup for the People Without a Soul coming out?
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

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via @depressionmemes Instagram

20.

If I had a stalker they would be so bored. Like bitch you've been in bed all day. Are you ever going to leave? Do you have plans? No?
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

21.

Bojack Horseman Meme. Text: :That's not true I can express my feelings"
via sylvesterarbuzov Tumblr

22.

my secret talent is getting tired without doing anything
via @depressionmemes Instagram

23.

Meme text: "smile more" me: I am (image of barely smiling person)
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

24.

meme text: acheive your dreams. Meme image: person dreaming about sleeping
via @emotionalclub Instagram

25.

Meme image: two skeletons smiling at each other. Meme text: When you find someone who is just as dead inside as you are
via Crippling Depression Facebook page

26.

my emotionally damaged ass attempting to console someone
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

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via @mytherapistsays Instagram

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via @depressionmemes Instagram

29.

Meme text: My whole life has been a complete waste of time. Response: And there's so much more to go!
via @emotionalclub Instagram

30.

[pressing my face up against a phone screen filled with beautiful rich people for a third consecutive hour] why am i sad
via @betches Instagram

31.

meme image: marge upset with Homer who is very excitable. Meme text: My mental illness at 3 am
via @depressionmemes Instagram

32.

when your mom asks who was crying in the bathroom last night
via nothingbutmeme Tumblr

33.

what has helped you during sad times. Answer: chicken
via @emotionalclub Instagram

34.

emotions are gross how do I uninstall them?
via @depressionmemes Instagram

35.

Should you leave your house graph
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

36.

the whole house can be your laundry basket if you're depressed enough
via @depressionmemes Instagram

37.

once i fix my sleep schedule, start exercising, eat healthy, get physically fit, stop procrastinating, beat depression, then I'll be strong enough to make phonecalls and it'll be over for you bitches
via @depressionmemes Instagram

38.

do you play any sports? A: running from my feelings
via @emotionalclub Instagram

39.

I think I cried more in 2018 than in the first year of my lfie
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

40.

me looking at myself in the mirror every morning to remind myself that I'm a bad ass bitch who's a little sad sometimes and that's OK
via @mytherapistsays Instagram