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What It's Like to Have Both Anxiety and Depression – as Told By Memes

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While there’s nothing funny about living with both anxiety and depression, sometimes laughing every once in a while with people who “get it” can be a great way to cope.

Humor can be used to broach a serious topic you otherwise wouldn’t know how to talk about. Sometimes, sending a relatable mental health meme to a friend can bring a smile to their face on days when it’s hard to get out of bed. Other times, seeing a funny meme can let you know you aren’t the only one feeling this way.

Whatever your situation may be, humor can definitely be a powerful coping tool. 

If you use humor to cope with both anxiety and depression, here’s a roundup of some memes that might make you chuckle:

1. When depression and anxiety decide to tag team.

2. When depression makes you miserable, but anxiety makes you act like you’re “fine.”

3. When anxiety and depression make you crave connection, but also fear it.

close yourself off meme

4. When cleanliness goes right out the window along with your mental well-being.

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

5. When depression and anxiety become your constant companions,

anxiety and depression demons meme
via so-its-sierra Tumblr

6. When you’re so tired of fighting you just can’t find the motivation.

no motivation meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

7. When people ask what’s wrong and you just shrug and smile.

mom sees me crying meme
via nothingbutmeme Tumblr

8. When anxiety and depression catch wind that you might be feeling better.

9. When anxiety and depression keep you from having the social interaction you need.

10. When anxiety and depression just laugh when you try to make plans.

making plans meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

11. When depression makes you so tired during the day, but anxious thoughts keep you up at night.

gonna go to bed early tonight meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

12. When anxiety makes you fixate on your mistakes and depression chimes in.

13. When anxiety and depression give you the “makeover” of your life.

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

14. When you realize why you like “BoJack Horseman” so much.


15. When life with depression and anxiety give you a newfound resiliency.

life falling apart meme
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

Can you relate?

Originally published: December 7, 2017
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