Best depression memes
Need a good laugh? (That’s a rhetorical question, of course you do.) These memes about depression might help.
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting an estimated 264 million people worldwide.
And perhaps one of the most frustrating parts of the mental health condition is that there is no “cure.” (Although there are many treatments that can help.) Some people have a relatively brief experience with depression while others may spend their lives dealing with recurrent episodes or ongoing issues with depression.
There are different types of depression, ranging from major depressive disorder to dysthymia, a low-grade depression that’s on the rise.
Regardless of how long your depression lasts, learning how to manage it is crucial. Sometimes, a good laugh can help.
Coping with depression through humour
Exercise, a healthy diet, adequate sleep, therapy, and medication are all important treatments for depression. But humour can also help you deal with the day-to-day darkness. And one way to laugh is with depression memes.
But aren’t depression memes… depressing? For people who are diagnosed with depression, spending time looking at depression memes – even those that may feel “dark” to others – may be a good thing, according to a 2020 study published in Nature. People with depression found the depression memes to be funny, relatable, shareable, and most importantly, mood-boosting, far more than those who weren’t depressed.
Depression memes may be beneficial for a number of reasons, explains lead author Jennie Drabble, PhD, senior lecturer in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. They may help people see their situation in a humorous light and feel more connected to other people with depression, as well as act as an outlet for dealing with their feelings, she says.
So with that, here are some of the best depression-related memes on the internet that you or someone you know may relate to.