depression comix

Mar 27

depressioncomix:

179 [tw: bullying, suicide, self-harm]

This is another strip that continues a theme I am trying to explore in “Why suicide”. There is still a great misconception that people who are suicidal see the world the same way as those who aren’t, that the suicidal person understands that there are options and safe places but chooses to ignore them. What makes our reality is what our perceptions dictate to us, and if we cannot perceive choices or safety or hope they simply do not exist for us. That’s what the people seeing the situation from the outside fail to understand, that what they see from their perspective is not shared. Hence there’s a lot of judgement thrown around, because the assumption is there, that the suicidal person understands that there are choices that they just choose to ignore when in reality the perception of choice is not there.I’ve probably complicated what I want to say but I’ll have to think of how to simplify it for the future.This is the character’s fourth time in a comic but the first time she actually speaks.I decided to throw a little bit of myself into this strip. That’s a dig at my old high school in the first panel. Itried locating a picture of my house from Canada but Google Street Maps couldn’t give me a clear shot.

depressioncomix:

179 [tw: bullying, suicide, self-harm]

This is another strip that continues a theme I am trying to explore in “Why suicide”. There is still a great misconception that people who are suicidal see the world the same way as those who aren’t, that the suicidal person understands that there are options and safe places but chooses to ignore them. What makes our reality is what our perceptions dictate to us, and if we cannot perceive choices or safety or hope they simply do not exist for us. That’s what the people seeing the situation from the outside fail to understand, that what they see from their perspective is not shared. Hence there’s a lot of judgement thrown around, because the assumption is there, that the suicidal person understands that there are choices that they just choose to ignore when in reality the perception of choice is not there.

I’ve probably complicated what I want to say but I’ll have to think of how to simplify it for the future.

This is the character’s fourth time in a comic but the first time she actually speaks.

I decided to throw a little bit of myself into this strip. That’s a dig at my old high school in the first panel. Itried locating a picture of my house from Canada but Google Street Maps couldn’t give me a clear shot.

179 [tw: bullying, suicide, self-harm]

179 [tw: bullying, suicide, self-harm]

Mar 26

Survey participation

"Hello!
I am a middle school student working on my science fair project.  I love psychology, and for that reason I decided to work on an experiment to find the best coping methods for different disorders and illnesses.  I have the surveys completed, but am having trouble with getting people to take my surveys (I kept getting kicked and banned from online forums for posting the link, so that isn’t an option).  I was wondering if you could help me out and post the link to the survey?  If you choose to, please mention that only those with depression should take the survey.  If not, if you yourself could take the survey, that would be a tremendous help too.  Every participant helps.  Thanks for your time!
Here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V532G8S

Unfortunately, the person who sent this to me didn’t give a name, but here it is.

Mar 25

a few idle moments in a coffee shop in Saitama

I just finished putting the inks on the next strip, and I don’t have enough time to color it before I have to return to work, so I thought I’d pop off a quick message.

I do almost all my comic work in coffee shops. Before I used to do this kind of work at home exclusively, but it was always difficult to concentrate at home with so many distractions present. In a coffee shop, it’s difficult to…

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Mar 20

Just a quick apology

I didn’t realize that when I reblogged the last strip that the trigger warning tags wouldn’t come with it. I added the tags now and I apologize for not checking.

depressioncomix:

178 [tw: suicide, bullying]

There is a sort of collective selective amnesia that happens when a tragedy occurs.When I drew 177 the idea for this strip popped in my head. It just reminded me of the funerals I have been to and how the unkindest people to the deceased tend to say the kindest things. The hypocrisy is astounding and is often a bitter pill to be swallowed.This character was last seen in 124, and I regret her not appearing for a while. Bullying is a serious issue that always needs more attention.

depressioncomix:

178 [tw: suicide, bullying]

There is a sort of collective selective amnesia that happens when a tragedy occurs.

When I drew 177 the idea for this strip popped in my head. It just reminded me of the funerals I have been to and how the unkindest people to the deceased tend to say the kindest things. The hypocrisy is astounding and is often a bitter pill to be swallowed.

This character was last seen in 124, and I regret her not appearing for a while. Bullying is a serious issue that always needs more attention.

goal reached and thank yous

goal reached and thank yous

In a previous post I said my goal for March was to do seven strips, and with the posting of #178 today that means I reached my goal. I still have ten days left, so maybe I can push it up to eight or nine.

Several kind and generous people have made tips/donations, and I would like to thank them here: Tonya Wollard, Heather, Jenn, and Eric. This comes at an especially good time, it looks like I’m…

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178 [tw: suicide, bullying]

178 [tw: suicide, bullying]

Mar 19

Usagiscribbles, who gave us depression comix’s first fan art with her depiction of depressed character #2, now gives us another with her take on Society:

The Society is the character from Depression Comix. Who told you that even that bitch isn’t deeply fucked up?
Or she could be faking, because, you know, being depressed is so edgy and is healed by shopping uguu~
Interpret it as you like.
I gave her an unique “smile” picture with lips because she is The Society after all, DUH.

You can see her original piece on deviantart here. Thank you very much, usagiscribbles!
(read on depresssioncomix.com)

Usagiscribbles, who gave us depression comix’s first fan art with her depiction of depressed character #2, now gives us another with her take on Society:

The Society is the character from Depression Comix. Who told you that even that bitch isn’t deeply fucked up?

Or she could be faking, because, you know, being depressed is so edgy and is healed by shopping uguu~

Interpret it as you like.

I gave her an unique “smile” picture with lips because she is The Society after all, DUH.

You can see her original piece on deviantart here. Thank you very much, usagiscribbles!

(read on depresssioncomix.com)

Mar 18

depressioncomix:

177

There is a deep divide between how one sees the world and how one sees it, and that’s what I wanted to highlight with this strip. When one is in the deepest waters of depression, it can be really difficult to see the outside world, what is going around you, and the effect is that one feels more isolated than ever, and their actions seem to have little effect or consequence on the outside. To the people outside, this is baffling because the depressed person is part of our social world, when really, that person has checked out already.Some commenters have talked more about the sentiment in the last panel, that they care too late or that the caring is artificial. There is certainly that too, as much of the dialogue was written with that in mind. It’s interesting how different people see the same strip a little different. The next strip will revisit this theme but be more direct in its cynicism.

depressioncomix:

177

There is a deep divide between how one sees the world and how one sees it, and that’s what I wanted to highlight with this strip. When one is in the deepest waters of depression, it can be really difficult to see the outside world, what is going around you, and the effect is that one feels more isolated than ever, and their actions seem to have little effect or consequence on the outside. To the people outside, this is baffling because the depressed person is part of our social world, when really, that person has checked out already.

Some commenters have talked more about the sentiment in the last panel, that they care too late or that the caring is artificial. There is certainly that too, as much of the dialogue was written with that in mind. It’s interesting how different people see the same strip a little different. The next strip will revisit this theme but be more direct in its cynicism.