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Adventures In Depression: Hyperbole & A Half

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“…trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back.  A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work. “
~Hyperbole & A Half, “Adventures In Depression

Hyperbole & A Half: Adventures In Depression panel, laying in bed depressed

My favorite part is the curled up little arms.
(click image for source, but it’s the same place linked to by the quote & this post)

If you’ve been reading a while, you know I used Hyperbole & A Half’s Sneaky Hate Spiral a while ago.  Here is another one!

This is her latest one.  She is apparently working on a book, so hasn’t done a lot with the blog.  It is about being depressed, & I, along with other friends who have experienced Depression, agree it is one of the most apt representation of what it is like to be depressed.

Sounds just like me, except I never got the bullet proof feeling from being empty & emotionless.  I just got to be an empty dried up shell of a person who couldn’t even cry properly when my mother died. *le sigh*

Oh well, here is (another) link to the post:

Hyperbole & A Half’s “Adventures In Depression”


Author: despitemyself

A person in flux.

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