Comics About Living with Anxiety and Depression

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. They may be obvious based on what the artist is trying to depict, but sometimes they may be words that perfectly capture how we feel, without even realizing it. 

Comics and art about mental health and living with mental illnesses have increasingly become popular, especially on social media. You may have seen Jonny Sun’s drawings, which provide cute, optimistic comfort and advice for things that may get us down, or Alex Norris’ Oh No comics, which can capture the various levels of anxieties that suddenly fill us with dread. We collected a few Instagram accounts by artists who draw quick comics that talk about mental health and living with anxiety and/or depression that you can follow. They might make you laugh, if at least smile, or at the very least, reassure you that you aren’t alone in the things that might trouble you.


Do you draw? Do you follow any artists on social media? Do you have any recommendations for comics who draw about mental health?

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