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Lor P says
thank you for doing this, this one hit me right on… with all the tips and posts about how to maintain a healthy state of mind during the cuarantine, i feel like suddenly the whole country is depressed and mental health is important. I hope that after all this is over, people and media don´t forget this…
people are about to go crazy for being extroverts ..
while this social isolating is a paradise for introverts, for us with depression, honestly nothing changed at all.
with or without this situation our existence doesn’t change.
looks like the problem is more radical. than just situational.
YK Greene says
Don’t forget the head trip of fighting suicidal thoughts when the world is offering death to all takers right now.
Yes, I find myself feeling guilty for not being productive and having to deal with toxic family members more than usual, on top of other things… I stay inside, but the ease of getting corona right now is so, well, easy. A decent portion of my week is just fighting off that thought alone.
John Friendsmith says
Well, silver lining is that we don’t have to pretend to be emotionally okay any more. NO ONE is emotionally okay right now. And that’s okay.
I’m working from home and they very much expect me to keep pretending I’m emotionally OK, at least insofar as I’m expected to keep doing everything as if it was just business as usual… if anything I’m working more now than before. More lip service about mental health than usual, but nothing’s really changed. It never does.
I’m hitched to a team of mules who love to pull, no matter the cost to the health of themselves or their families. Consider myself fortunate to have solid employment, but my fellow jackasses have only one thing to cling to and that’s work. So having low energy comes across as being an ingrate and a slacker.
Arthur Mills says
And yet being an “essential worker” and not being able to stay home does not make things any easier.
Paul Kownacki says
Aside from being unable to pick up extra work at the schools and all the good shops closed… it really isn’t that much different.
Sallie Burton says
Am I a psycho if that comic made me laugh? This hit a little too close to home.
I was dreading social isolation, this entire situation made me realize I was already doing it!
I discovered long ago that feeling lonely or isolated has nothing to with how many people are around you. The loneliest I ever felt was in the midst of a group of people I knew. I felt alone not because there was no one else there, but because I felt so detached that it didn’t seem like I was there.
Feeling lonely when you’re actually alone is much less painful.
This hits too close to home. I’ve noticed I’ve been more irritated, too. Mostly with people/family who say things like, “I finally get to stay home like you all day doing nothing” or “I don’t know why you’re restless, you stay home all the time anyway; at least when this is all over you’ll still be able to be on a vacation”. Like, it’s annoying that they walk around saying they’re bored or tired or lonely or whatever, but none of them still understand that staying at home everyday is as “awesome” as they think it is. Yet, I don’t get to complain because “you’re always at home”. Even my aunt, who is an essential worker got upset at me when I said I wish I could go to my favorite restaurant and she was like, “be happy you get to stay at home; I still have to go to work and…”. Like, I know essential workers wish they could be safe at home, but it just seems like I’m seen as uncaring and selfish either way. I’m in a house full of people and have been/felt more isolated than usual.
Started to work at a new place, after several months at home. Thought about it earlier and realized that I have four or five hours between my job and my bedtime, and that’s not enough time for myself – Not enough time to learn the things I want to and practice my hobbies like I’d like to – but then again, all those months at home I wasn’t doing much either!
This strip made it easier for me to explain myself to my loving supporting partner, and to myself.
Ryan Johnson says
Hey! Haven’t seen your comics in several years. Would love to see these more. Do you upload to Instagram/Twitter?
Hi, I don’t have an Instagram but I have a Twitter account. @depressioncomix is for depcom only related posts and @claycomix for my own feed.
Raghavendran Ravi says
Rhea Marijke Harsha