While there’s nothing funny about depression and anxiety, when people struggling with these conditions share their experiences in a humorous or lighthearted way, it can be a powerful tool to cope.
Humor is, in a way, a language used to communicate experiences that may otherwise be difficult to talk about. And when funny posts go viral, like some of the tweets we’ve picked out below, it can show people they aren’t alone in their experiences.
By sharing relatable and funny posts on social media, people with mental illnesses can find a platform to express their experiences and possibly eliminate stigma by opening up the conversation about mental health. It’s also a way to bring together those who live with mental illness in a lighthearted way.
If you also use humor to cope with anxiety and depression, here are some tweets you might find relatable:
"exercise helps depression"
— linds (@linsagna) September 14, 2017
me: i'm gonna go to sleep early tonight
my crippling depression at 2 am: pic.twitter.com/inTwDeihhx
— Young Meme Papi ❄️ (@MAURICIOM0NTANA) September 7, 2017
— Ryan James Keane (@RyanKeane98) September 13, 2017
u already know what time of year it is 💯‼️
changing leaves 🍂
sweater weather 💨
spooky movies 💀🎞
seasonal depression 😤✊️
— tony snark (@hashtagugly) September 14, 2017
Me: I feel pretty good lately
My anxiety: https://t.co/Hb7eUYHnRZ
— Jack mull (@J4CKMULL) September 12, 2017
life problems i anticipated as a child
life problems i did NOT anticipate as a child
– social interactions
— ￼ (@ravenclvws) September 8, 2017
the old chris can't come to the phone right now.
cuz he has social anxiety and hates phone calls sorry.
— Chris Coletti 🌸 (@ChrisInRevolt) September 7, 2017
Anxiety level: HGTV contractor finding unforeseen HVAC work that majorly detracts from the budget
— K. Vandall (@ExLibris_kv) September 6, 2017
— Sath (@satherax) September 14, 2017
shu: sticks & stones may break my bones
words will also hurt me
compliments make me uncomfortable
i have social anxiety
im a wreck
— sakuma rei (@sakumazero_bot) September 13, 2017
"you look so depressed"
Thanks it's the depression
— hinata (@makloubae) September 19, 2017
me: what a lovely day to be alive
ED, anxiety, depression: pic.twitter.com/KPHKOFgA2p
— miss salty grits (@petiteVSangel) September 17, 2017
This post originally appeared on The Mighty.