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Brigitte Baker says
This is probably the thing I hate most about depression; the STRUGGLE to not believe the lies it tells me. They feel so much more like the truth.
depression comix says
Part of the problem is that the lies are so embedded in the society we live in. It is easier to believe what society believes even when it isn’t true.
Feeling that something is true doesn’t make it true, no matter how strong that feeling may be.
Wow, I liked that one. Thanks!
I am still hoping to really believe it one day.
Love the last panel, the difference between the woman and her reflection is perfect. Thanks Clay.
The reflections in the mirrors in these comics are always so smug.
This one was particularly well done. The reflection comes off as smug and condescending. Great job!
Moira Shepherd says
Every god damn day.
Kojima World Order says
Jesus. Best plot twist on the site so far.
In fairness, this is the third time I’ve used the mirror plot device.
Dana W says
Plot twist? I knew it was the Mirror from the first panel Sadly.
Ian Osmond says
Well, it IS in your head. Like a stroke or brain tumor. And potentially as deadly.
Opus the Poet says
It took me 30 years to convince myself that it wasn’t just a passing “bad day” that I would get over, and another 10 to convince a doctor to prescribe medication for it. But now I have meds that work and a rock solid coping mechanism for relapses or real “bad days”.
I struggle with doubting my depression every day. Like it’s my fault and I’m doing nothing to change it.
I have an unusual perspective on this that I hope may help others stuggling with this issue. I had a psychiatric diagnosis of depression for 20+ years. A year ago I learned that I actually have a rare neuroimmune disorder. My condition is now treated with immunotherapy (with psych meds as an adjunctive). So now I KNOW FOR SURE that my depression was a true PHYSICAL illness, caused by antibodies attacking my own neurons. This will not be the cause for most folks with depression (it’s a rare condition), but it shows that if we keep looking we will eventually find the many underlying physical causes of depression for all sufferers. This disease is in your head alright, but it’s for sure NOT in your imagination.
Joshua Timothy Smith says
The best part is when you get all that negative feedback from your family.
Difficult to believe that when your family doesn’t believe it either.
Chalupa Batman-Ellie says
Sometimes the bear says
Per C’s comment, there’s plenty of evidence that many cases of depression may be due to neuroimmune issues that just don’t have labels yet. About half the people who receive interferon therapy develop at least short-term depression. “Sickness behavior” (the suite of fatigue, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, cognitive issues) that comes with many diseases has a lot of overlap with major depressive disorder. It would be really great if we could strip the “mental” label from depressive illness.