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Paul Joiner says
Despite the horrid desperation of it, his last line is so familiar that it’s funny.
Greg Knight says
Brigitte Baker says
Yep. Been there, done that!
Stephen Cornish says
That’s completely my thought process
Dee Tak says
I have to wonder if that’s been throwing me off. Life’s different on lithium, better, but I haven’t changed a few things consciously. Goal setting seems to be one of them. Thanks Clay 🙂
Kimberly Brink - Castleberry says
Yup, it’s like that
Evan J Sanders says
This situation led directly to my recent breakup. How timely and accurate.
I’m pushing 71 and still have trouble visualizing being here next week.
Dana Seilhan says
If it helps, unless you make an active effort or something happens outside your control, you’ll still exist next year. She’s saying maybe as the year goes on, how you feel might change. And you never know, it might. I’ve had varying degrees of depression for much of my life and I didn’t always feel the same about things from year to year. Depends on my health status, I guess, and also on what else is going on.
Alicia Whitmire says
Esmerelda Bohème says
Yup. All my plans are short term. Everybody’s like: I’m gonna buy a house (rich people), I’m gonna have kids (housewives), I’m gonna get my degree (rich parents). Me? I’m like: How long will this paycheck/unemployment last me?
Cory Johnson says
My problem is that I actually do have these goals and things that I want to do with my life, but I barely have the energy to get through my work day.. I get home and am absolutely exhausted and have no motivation to do shit, no matter how much sleep or how good I feel that morning.. even tried to eat a little better and exercise more, but it seems impossible to overcome this relentless lack of energy to accomplish something meaningful outside of work.. it really fucks things up, but I’ll keep trying to push through it..
I had this same discussion with my therapist a couple of weeks ago.
Alex David says
Do you think that the LGBTA(G)Q* Community are more directly affected by depression, or is it something that can have a negative impact on anyone , including People who Identify as Heterosexual?
I think it is just an example of how depression can effect anyone, regardless of how they identify or what demographic they fit into. Also, the inclusiveness helps make it more relatable to a larger audience.
Indirectly maybe, I’m sure there is some research on it – if a group is higher affected by discrimination or violence (which is still the case in 2018), it would make sense. But I don’t think that’s the point of this strip at all, and of course depression can affect anyone regardless of sexuality.
I have no idea what you’re trying to get at with this question. Depression is an illness, the symptoms have nothing to do with one’s orientation. However, since things like isolation and discrimination are some factors in developing the illness, I would say sexual orientation per se has little to do with whether or not one gets depression but rather society’s acceptance is the main issue here. There is evidence that trans people who have family support are less likely to have depression (http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/02/26/Transgender022616) so it seems it is the availability of support, not the actual sexual orientation, that plays an important part in whether one develops depression.
The usual advice people give is to stop worrying so much about the future and just live life one day at a time. Sometimes I’ve had to shorten that to an hour at a time or even a minute at a time.
Leandra Corella says
Oh my gosh, this used to be me EXACTLY