15 Memes That Completely Nail What Dealing With Depression Feels Like

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The 15 Best Depression Memes That Capture What It Really Feels Like

Because sometimes you just have to laugh.

Have you ever wondered what true clinical depression feels like? Not just your run-of-the-mill bummed out kind of a day type depression, but the kind experienced by the people you know and love who suddenly pull away or off of social media or even, seemingly, the face of the Earth, and tell you there's no one particular thing bothering them, they're just severely depressed and can't pull themselves out of it?

For me, it feels like constant sadness and pressure.

Pressure on my heart. Pressure on my lungs. Pressure on my brain.

So. Much. Stress. Oh, and the self-doubt. Major.

Sometimes it literally feels as if there's a tiny little demon living inside my brain whose sole purpose is to whisper negative things about me into my ear. 

And sleep? You can just forget about sleeping. How can anyone sleep when their brain refuses to turn off, with all of their worries and troubles flooding their mind until they feel like they're drowning in misery, confusion, and doubt.

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Oh, and my heart?

Sometimes my heart feels like it's beating so fast it's as though I'm on a treadmill I can't get figure out how to stop so I finally can hop off, stand still and rest.

Depression is just a bitch.

A bitch that doesn't seem to get the hint that you want it to leave you alone. Because it won't. And sometimes you don't feel strong enough to ignore it.

And although there is treatment available through avenues like with medication and counseling, these interventions help, but they don't sure.

So sometimes you still feel like you just can't deal.

Sometimes those around you just don't get it, even though you've tried to explain it to them at least 100 times (but probably even more). And they don't know what to say or do to help you because they don't know what it's like to be not just sad, but depressed.

But I do. And many others out there do, too.

You just have to look for them.

They might be your neighbor, your co-worker, and possibly even your super-positive, seemingly larger than life yoga instructor. These days people are much more open about their depression, so all you have to do is open up and ask.

Some days though, all you can really do is throw up your hands and laugh.

So we found the 15 best depression memes that perfectly nail what dealing with depression feels like:

Perfect metaphor.

"I guess I'm like a refrigerator with a burst pipe. Cool but broken inside."

It's too hard sometimes.

"When you told yourself you'll be more positive but life keeps trying you."

This poem just gets it.

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, words will also hurt me. Compliments make me uncomfortable, I have social anxiety. I'm a wreck just go."

Always when you least expect it.

"When you've been social, active and productive and that existential depression still hits you at the end of the day."

So not ok.

"I'm fine. Feeling I'm nothing to everyone."

You're never quite sure which one it is.

"Not sure if I'm doing nothing because I'm depressed or I'm depressed because I'm doing nothing."

Doesn't exactly work that way.

"When you're depressed AF and someone says just don't think about it."

Inner me always wins.

"Me: It's not even that serious. Inner me: Have a breakdown."

Most annoying feeling ever.

"When you're depressed but realize that you have no reason to be, which makes you feel worse."

It really sucks.

"When you wanna hang out with people but your perpetual self doubt makes you feel like you're not really part of the group and they just tolerate you."


"People are always like "are you a morning person or a night person" and I'm just like buddy I'm barely even a person."

Yep, just gonna stay in.

"When you make plans while you're in a good mood but then the day comes and you would actually rather die."

For real.

"For Halloween I'm gonna be emotionally stable. No one's gonna know it's me."

The struggle is real.

"Distancing yourself when you're depressed so you don't bum everyone out and they make you feel bad for not hanging out anymore."

So not that simple buddy.

"When someone who has obviously never had depression before tells you to 'just think positive.'"