Ah, depression. Always lurking in the background ready to ruin your day, week, month, whatever. The words “depression” and “memes” may not seem to go together at first but in fact depression memes are a logical development as people try to deal with mood disorders in the internet age. It’s a modern—and creative—response to an age-old problem.
Being depressed is a serious condition and anyone facing severe depression or thinking about self-harming should seek professional help. (Seriously.)
Things really can improve, though people debate the most effective methods and different things work for different people. There is medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, exercise, and meditation among other treatments for a sadness or emptiness that won’t go away. (Pro tip: drugs and alcohol definitely do not cure depression and neither does moving to a new city.)
One medicine that isn’t often discussed, however, is humor and, more specifically, memes. People spend more and more of their lives online, and memes are increasingly becoming the number one form of entertainment, comfort, communication, etc. (God help us.) Misery loves company so what better way to socialize without leaving the house than by surrounding yourself with these gloriously miserable depression memes?