omg i thought this was a meme at first
And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.
This is actually a really good way to explain it, I think.
I WILL NEVER NOT REBLOG THIS
It’s the same way most mental illness is regarded by those closest to you. They can’t understand so they just try to paint over the cracks.
I knew what it was about before I was even halfway through the comic. Spot on.
Allie Brosh has been suffering from Depression for the last few years. This is from hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com you can read the full thing about her recovery from there. My heart goes out to her and Boyfriend.
Can’t even comprehend the level of dork this man is capable of.