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16 Memes That Might Make You Laugh If You Live With Existential Dread

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If you live with a mental illness like anxiety, depression or borderline personality disorder (BPD), you might be familiar with existential dread. For those who don’t know, existential dread simply refers to those times when you are hyper-aware of your existence — questioning why your life matters and how you fit into the grand scheme of the universe.

It’s easy to get caught up in these “big” life questions, but struggling with existential dread can often become debilitating. For anyone who can relate, you’re not alone.

While memes can’t “cure” these often-painful musings, sometimes it can help to take a step back and laugh when you’re struggling. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best existential dread memes we could find. We hope they bring a smile to your face today.


nothing like starting the day with an existential crisis meme
via Meme Generator


meme text: sometimes when one door closes in life, another one opens. meme image: two doors - closed door labeled "shit" and open door labeled "different shit"
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


me: *laughs at something* me: ok back to suffering
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


meme image: cat laying down in litter box. meme text: I don't even know what to do with one life, let alone nine of em'
via @lolcats


roses are red, romance is dead, everyday I suffer from existential dread
via @emotionalclub Instagram


when human asks you to play dead but you play existential crisis instead "wtf am I doing with my life"
via @stelle_the_vizsla


when you look to the stars for ancient astrological wisdom
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


becoming a cold hearted bitch wasn't really what I planned to do with my life but here I am
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


meme: life is like a game of chess. I don't know how to play chess
via @emotionalclub Instagram


via Boderline Personality Disorder Memeposting Facebook page


fortune cookie: If you're struggling in life, it's important to remember that nobody cares
via @emotionalclub Instagram


"you're up early!" jokes on you i didn't sleep at all and am in between energized and dying
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mr. Peanutbutter comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


no offense to myself or anything but what the fuck am I actually doing
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page


via @emotionalclub Instagram


the reality of the situation is that no matter how hard you try, you still may not succeed
via @emotionalclub Instagram

If you’re struggling with existential dread and need some support from people who really “get it,” The Mighty community is here for you. To give and get support today, post a Thought or Question on The Mighty with the hashtag #CheckInWithMe.

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Originally published: May 17, 2019
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