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

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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: 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


via @depressionmemes Instagram


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


via @mytherapistsays Instagram


via @depressionmemes Instagram


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


[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


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


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


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


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


Should you leave your house graph
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


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


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


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


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


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

Originally published: January 17, 2019
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