Simple yet powerful, right?
“The hardest part of living with depression and anxiety for me is feeling like I have to hide it,” Sarah said. “I’ve always been known as the happy one in my group of friends. Everyone’s always so shocked when I tell them I have depression or they see the self-harm scars.”
“It’s much harder than it should be to say, ‘Hey, I have depression and I’ve been struggling with self-harm since I was 10 and I just really need your support to get me through tonight,'” Sarah explained.
Let’s all keep working to make it easier for our friends, family members, and ourselves to get support. Let’s keep talking about it.
These comics were created by Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti, published on Tapastic. I’m sharing them with Nick’s express permission. He’s a really cool guy who has an entire “Medical Tales Retold” series that, until recently, focused on physical conditions. He covers a lot there and makes the difficult reality of living with certain conditions a little lighter. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
Huge props to Sarah for bravely sharing her story with Nick and, in turn, thousands and thousands of people. She was hoping for just one person to see the comic and know they weren’t fighting the battle alone. She more than accomplished that, and we’re all better for it!
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