I’ve been reading the commentary people have added to the reblogs of my comic and I’m finding them really beautiful and honest and very, very familiar. There is a lot I wanted to add but didn’t have the energy to, and people seem to be summing it up well (please let me know if you’d rather I didn’t reblog what you’ve written)…
This is pretty personal for me and I’m a little nervous to post it, but making it was therapeutic.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression when I was young (it runs in my family) and throughout my life I have encountered a lot of misinformation about it. There is definitely a stigma against mental illnesses because they are invisible. People tell you you should just try harder and think positively and get over it, but depression is a disorder that just doesn’t work that way.
I hope that any of you out there suffering from it, or anxiety, or anything else like that gets the help you need. Talk to someone if you can, make a doctor’s appointment, research your options. The first step is the hardest, but it’s the most important one.