Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
Anxiety sucks, in my experience it encompasses passionate self-loathing, inability to relate, and fear of other people.
I’ve gotten better (it was pretty bad) and I’m medicated now, but 2 psychiatrists didn’t help much and the first one gave my a deep found hatred of those kind of situations and my own weakness. Middle School and the first year of High School were especially hard for me. I felt very alone and disappointed but a lot of that resolved itself with friendship. I think that’s the most valuable thing anyone can have in that sort of situation.