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One of the hard­est things about de­pres­sion is man­ag­ing other peo­ple’s ad­vice about it. When you’re feel­ing ab­so­lutely numb, al­most dead in­side, the most dif­fi­cult thing is try­ing to re­spond to peo­ple who (with unerring good in­ten­tions) tell you that you should try yoga, or watch a sun­set, or that it’s just tem­po­rary and ev­ery­one feels sad at some point in their lives.

Of course, de­pres­sion can be tem­po­rary if you get the proper treat­ment, but it’s very hard to ac­cept that when you feel ab­so­lutely hope­less.

Hy­per­bole and a Half, a blog of car­toons and sto­ries by cre­ator Al­lie Brosh, is a story of the writer’s life through won­der­fully com­i­cal MS Paint draw­ings. Brosh suf­fers from de­pres­sion, and she uses her draw­ings to try to ex­plain it to those who haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced it. So what is it like? It’s like all your fish are dead. Go to hy­per­bole­an­da­ for more

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