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Dana Wolfe says
Daniel Walker says
Having your condition ignored or trivialised (or worse, demonised) on top of what you’re suffering already can go hand in hand with your condition becoming a crutch of sorts, and/or something to make you feel special or suchlike. Perversely, it’s this very attitude that can lead to an elitism of sorts and to trivialising others who are also suffering but who don’t fit our personal perception of the condition, thus helping to perpetuate the original problem at large.
My interpretation, anyway.
depression comix says
Ten points to Daniel Walker.
depression comix says
It’s a response to posts like this one: astrorice.com/romanticization-of-depression/
Paolo Arimado says
I hear this.
Dana Wolfe says
ok I get it. I must have been being a bit thick. I’m just used to shutting those people out. A lot of people don’t get the luxury.
Joseph Yong Kim says
While you have a point, tumblr still is not the most pleasant place to trek through
Rami Markus Maunula says
Joseph, tumblr effectively has both sides of this comic covered, and they’re locked in eternal holy war.
This comic makes me think a lot about judging people.
Does anyone ‘deserve’ negative judgment, does anyone not ‘deserve’ negative judgment?
Anyway I guess I can’t express my thoughts clearly, but it’s all big bullshit……..
IMHO, no one deserves negative judgement. What they deserve is understanding. When someone does something you don’t agree with or approve of, you should consider their circumstances, talk to them about Why they do what they do. Insulting who they are without having a clue about who they are accomplishes nothing positive for either party.
thank you for this. I get a lot of hate from people who say I don’t “really have depression” because I’m not constantly feeling down on myself or trying to kill myself. I’ve just gotten really good at hiding it, pushing it down, and pretending it’s not really there. But just because I can do that, doesn’t mean I don’t suffer for it.
And at the end of the day, pain is pain- there is no way to quantify who has more pain than someone else and we shouldn’t judge another person’s pain on our own. And pretending someone else’s pain is less than your own does nothing for you or the other person except make them feel like shit (as shown in previous comics)
The comic says “romaticizing” SB “romanticizing.”
I am guilty of this. I’m bipolar and I hear a lot of people talking about situational depression. On one hand I feel like I am the one with the “real” problem, but on the other I am jealous of them because they can get better and I don’t just mean managing it. I just have to keep in mind that if it is bad for them it is bad for them and why does it matter what I think?
Radical Dreamer says
I’m tripolar and I recognize myself in this comic.
What is tripolar? I am manic depressive bipolar with very aggressive outbursts(professionally diagnosed btw), and I honestly never heard of anything about a tripolar, is it like mania/depression but with another emotion added in like anger or something like that? (google did not help me in my search that is why I ask you)
A Non says
I’m the opposite of this comic. Other people’s depression is a valid mental illness that they’re no way at fault for and for which they deserve help and support. Whereas my brain tells me that my own is just me being lazy and pathetic, that I’m not *really* depressed and don’t deserve any help because all I need to do is pull myself together.
Im the same way, it took forever for me to push down the self hatred enough to get a bit of help and I still feel so guilty I want to vomit when I think about it
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I have to stop reading all these comments. It makes me want to hug all you people.
This is how the world was to me 24/7. It’s honestly sad that people with depression accuse other people with depression of faking.