depression comix

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More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

More Peanuts, one of the first comics to tackle depression. Thank you Mr. Schultz.

Peanuts was one of the first comics about depression.

Peanuts was one of the first comics about depression.

Repression Comix #3 

I did this one a few months ago but was unhappy with the art, so left it as it was until I could think of a more visually dynamic way of expressing it. But recent events made me think that this is appropriate, and I’ll post the old version here now on tumblr while I come up with a better way to represent this idea.

Repression Comix #3 

I did this one a few months ago but was unhappy with the art, so left it as it was until I could think of a more visually dynamic way of expressing it. But recent events made me think that this is appropriate, and I’ll post the old version here now on tumblr while I come up with a better way to represent this idea.

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I always felt that these pieces of advice depressed people often hear kind of contradict each other. Or, you’re not supposed to compare yourself with anyone unless they have it worse than you, which I suppose, is a tough thing to do.

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I always felt that these pieces of advice depressed people often hear kind of contradict each other. Or, you’re not supposed to compare yourself with anyone unless they have it worse than you, which I suppose, is a tough thing to do.

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These feelings were so strong during my tenure at university I still have dreams long after, of time slipping away so quickly while I am immobilized by terror and panic. As I get older, I still have these feelings stirring in the background, and I’m sure they’ll only get stronger.

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These feelings were so strong during my tenure at university I still have dreams long after, of time slipping away so quickly while I am immobilized by terror and panic. As I get older, I still have these feelings stirring in the background, and I’m sure they’ll only get stronger.

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Commentary. This was inspired when I had read some responses to people who were contemplating suicide, and I thought that describing the future to a suicidal person must be like trying to describe colors to the colorblind — it’s something that they just can’t see or comprehend. When one is caught in the fog that makes one contemplate the end there is a lot of talk that just can’t penetrate it. One can hear about things will get better but it doesn’t register, like people are talking about someone else’s life rather than one’s own. The experience of depression does not allow hope, and appealing to hope is not as effective as one thinks it should be.

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Commentary. This was inspired when I had read some responses to people who were contemplating suicide, and I thought that describing the future to a suicidal person must be like trying to describe colors to the colorblind — it’s something that they just can’t see or comprehend. When one is caught in the fog that makes one contemplate the end there is a lot of talk that just can’t penetrate it. One can hear about things will get better but it doesn’t register, like people are talking about someone else’s life rather than one’s own. The experience of depression does not allow hope, and appealing to hope is not as effective as one thinks it should be.