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These Comics Perfectly Sum Up How It Feels To Have Depression And Anxiety

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These Comics Perfectly Sum Up How It Feels To Have Depression And Anxiety

If you've ever struggled with your mental health, then these comics will ring true with you.

Created by French artist Sow Ay, these illustrations are how he deals with his depression and anxiety. Not only do they help him get through dark times, they're helping others all across the internet.

"I’ve never really known what was wrong with me so I drew a character that had the same issues," Ay says of his inspiration. "He was not happy with his life, felt lonely all the time, had no self-esteem (like -967272074%), loved music way more than he loved himself, and often bit his nails until his fingers were bleeding."

"Drawing wasn’t enough, my head was still messed up and I was having more and more insomnia....I had some really depressive nights that just ended with me thinking, “What’s the point of living?” I understood how someone could think about suicide."

"I’ve never really known what was wrong with me so I drew a character that had the same issues."

Since those first days of recognizing his own depression, Ay has been able to talk about it through his work. Just being able to open up and share his story has made it more manageable. And, it helps others know that they're not alone.

"I received many private messages from people asking for help because they didn’t know how to talk about their mental health issues to their friends or families," he says. "I’m not good at giving advice but from my experience, hearing other people’s stories gives a lot of courage, makes me feel understood and less alone."

I’m so glad to help people with a simple story or drawings. I apparently saved lives!

Find more of Ay's work on Tumblr or support his work on Patreon.

Via Depression Army

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