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41 Memes for When You Want to Stop Thinking About Your Mental Illness for a Few Minutes

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When you live with a mental illness, often your struggles and symptoms are all you can think about — and it can be exhausting. Whether you’re struggling with extreme fatigue from depression, intrusive thoughts from anxiety or something else entirely, we want you to know you’re not alone and you deserve a brain break.

That’s why we pulled together a list of funny and random memes that might make you laugh today. Though memes certainly can’t “cure” mental illness or make all your problems go away, sometimes laughing a little can make the dark days seem a little brighter.

Here are some memes you might enjoy if you want a break from thinking about your mental illness:


Meme with words: "I took these [pictures of sunset] with my iphone x. camera quality so surreal it's like Leonardo Dicaprio painted them." Another commenter wrote: "not to be confused with award winning actor Leonardo DaVinci"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


"My grandpa just called parmesan 'pasta sugar'" meme
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Mem of milk in tupperware and dry cereal in other tupperware container. With the words: "My roommate meal prepped HIS FUCKIN CEREAL lmaooooo"
via @betches Instagram


meme with words: "met a bunch of guys from Harvard yesterday and I kept pretending like I never heard of that school just to piss them off... one of them legit turned red when I said, 'Harvard? Is that like a local community college?' LMAOOOOO"
via @girlwithnojob Instagram


Meme with words: "The Spice Girls should've had an extra member named Pumpkin Spice that only toured with them from September to November."
via @betches Instagram


Meme that says: "Millennials. Walking around like they rent the place."
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Meme of Liz Lemon from "30 Rock" saying to a coworker: "I'm actually jealous of you. You've got stability, a great marriage, devoted kids. You know what I have? A Sims family that keeps getting murdered."
via @emotionalclub Instagram


Meme that says: "Someone called country music 'farm emo' and now I can't unhear that"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


Meme with a picture of Morticia Addams cutting a rose. Text says: "You can't just cut people out of your life.' Me:"
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Meme that says, "Every time I get in an Uber I jokingly point and shout, 'follow that car!' like I'm in a movie. The drivers never think it's funny and my passenger rating is 2.4 but that's show biz baby"
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Woman looking fancy in head scarf, pushing up her glasses with the words, "When you pronounce Target like Tarzhay"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


Meme that says: "y'all ever find something nice at Forever 21 but then turn it around and it says some shit like 'mondays suck' or 'i fuck dogs' on it"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


Meme with man with black sheet ghost costume on with the words: "Hating people soothes me. Like yoga."
via @emotionalclub Instagram


"I noticed there was a blank wall at mcdonald's so i decided to make this fake poster of me and my friend. It's now been 51 days since i hung it up."
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Q: "Do you play any sports?" A: "I run away from my feelings" meme
via @emotionalclub Instagram


Meme that says: "Did you know if white girls don't go to Nashville for their bachelorette trip they literally die"
via @betches Instagram


Meme that says: "'You look stressed' Me: 'Thanks it's probably all the stress'"
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Meme of cat wearing reflective sunglasses with the caption: "hey there demons, it's me, ya boy"
via @emotionalclub Instagram


Meme with words: "Don't tell me I look tired unless you're offering to carry me"
via @betches Instagram


Meme of billboard with the words: "The first 5 days after the weekend are the hardest"
via @emotionalclub Instagram


Meme with words: "When your child is being difficult after you shower him" with image of Drake holding a flag behind a wrestler
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Meme with words: "My grandfather told me that when my grandma gets mad at him he tightens the pickle jar lid so she'll have to talk to him ... I want that"
via @fuckjerry Instagram


Meme with image from "School of Rock" with young boy saying: "You're tacky, and I hate you." Meme words above say: "When you walk into someone's room and see a Live Love Laugh sign above their bed"
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Meme with words: "Me being petty while still maintaining my professionalism like, 'As per my last e-mail...' with image of Peter Griffin from "Family Guy" typing with long fake red fingernails
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


"Katy Perry really asked us if we ever felt like a plastic bag. she really asked us that"
via @girlwithnojob Instagram


Image of ice cream with sign taped on glass that says "pls do not tap on glass it scares the ice cream'
via @emotionalclub Instagram


DOCTOR: How often do you exercise ME: 3 times DOCTOR: A week? A month? ME: I have given my answer
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Meme text -- me at night: "Tomorrow I will wear something nice!" next morning: (shows picture of man in garbage bag on a train)
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


Meme with picture of small amount of cooked spinach on plate with the caption: "This is forty five bags of spinach"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


Meme: "If you ever feel powerless, just remember that a single one of your pubic hairs can shut down an entire restaurant"
via @emotional club Instagram


Meme with image of a father with caption: 'My dad is zipping his zip-off shorts back into pants so you know summer's over"
via @fuckjerry Instagram


"Sometimes my low pony looks cute but sometimes i look like a young man in colonial america eager to start his woodworking apprenticeship"
via @girlwithnojob Instagram


Meme that says: "The grass is greener on social media" with selfie of a man seemingly enjoying the beach side by side with another image of him in an ugly non-beach location
via @girlwithnojob Instagram


Meme with words: "Who didn't get enough sleep last night and is now regretting it?" with two images of Hannah Montana pointing at the camera
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


"I just saved a ton of money on Christmas presents by discussing politics on social media"
via @fuckjerry Instagram



"It's finally october that means michael buble is defrosting as we speak"
via @girlwithnojob Instagram


Meme that says: "When people ask me why I'm single" with image of Ron Swanson saying, "I'm not interested in caring about people"
via @mytherapistsays Instagram


"I never regret teaching my dad about makeup phrases because now I wake up to texts like this (shows a picture of man holding a toy beluga with a text message that says: "pretty good smoky eye"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


"Paid my rent so don't ask me to go out because i'm in the crib getting my moneys worth"
via @beigecardigan Instagram


Image of Kelly from "The Office" struggling to open a jar saying, "God! I hate you, stupid jar. Worst day of my life."
via @emotionalclub Instagram

Which meme was your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

Originally published: October 10, 2018
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