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19 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Feel Emotionally 'Numb'

Though we typically associate mental illness or grief with feeling “too much,” sometimes it actually makes us feel emotionally “numb.” Instead of feeling big emotional spikes — or any emotions at all — you feel empty, hollow or almost like a zombie. If you can relate, you’re not alone.

Whether you’re struggling with numbness due to trauma, mental illness, grief or something else, sometimes you’ll do anything just to crack a smile. If you’re in one of those moments, we think you’ll love the following memes — after all, a little dark humor can go a long way.

It’s important to remember memes can’t “cure” mental illness or emotional numbness (we wish!), so if you’re really struggling, please reach out to a trusted loved one or health care professional. If you don’t know where to turn, The Mighty community is here for you. We encourage you to post a Thought or Question on The Mighty to get support from people who really “get it.”

If you often feel emotionally “numb,” we hope these memes bring a smile to your face today: 

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meme: Not sure if I'm invincible or emotionally numb
via QuickMeme

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meme: when someone asks how monday is going: "Everything'f fucked" with picture of smiling mickey
via @MyTherapistSays Instagram

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via @justmentalhealthmemes Instagram

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via Mental Health Memes Facebook page

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sad or numb - my emotional range meme
via QuickMeme

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I wish it was socially acceptable to say "I don't care" and just walk away from the conversation
via @MyTherapistSays Instagram

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via @mental.health.memes.and.love Instagram

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via Me.me

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via @sweetbutbipolar

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Apparently you're supposed to get out of bed every day?!??! that seems excessive
via @MyTherapistSays Instagram

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meme: baby wearing jackett that says "dead inside"
via @EmotionalClub Instagram

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Roses Are Red, I'm Going to Bed
via @EmotionalClub Instagram

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when you're listening to someone speak and you can feel yourself dissociating.
via @memevrose Instagram

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via @latitude_mental_health Instagram

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via @MyTherapistSays Instagram

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via @rewindhorror Instagram

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wear heelies to escape your feelies
via @emotionalsupportexgirlfriend Instagram

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little kid dressed as "It"
via @EmotionalClub Instagram

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via @latitude_mental_health Instagram
via @sweetbutbipolar Instagram

Which meme was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.