Apologies for the terrible image quality - I’m lacking scanner access at the minute so I had to take these photos on my phone
I was reading hyperbole and a half’s blog entry explaining their experience of depression and decided to make another sketchy comic based on my experiences with anxiety, which is another mental illness I think people tend to misunderstand quite frequently
Hopefully this will be of use to some people - whether they suffer from anxiety themselves or if they just want to know more about it
THIS IS EXCELLENT.
I know this is not Sailor Moon related in the least but when it came on my dash I just had to reblog it since in case you didn’t know already, I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
And so if you ever see me making random personal posts freaking out about things, I apologize, but this is why. And sending me messages asking me not to post personal things only makes my anxiety worse so please don’t do it (most of you are SUPER supportive and I love you but I received an anon message complaining that I made too many personal posts and it hurt me more than you might think).
As someone who’s been suffering from diagnosed social/general anxiety for YEARS, this really hits home.
Especially the part about the way people react to you. After a while they get annoyed and exasperated and just don’t understand why you can’t stop being anxious.
Also, I cannot fucking stand the people on here who think this is a cute/unique disorder to have and say that they’re LOLAWKWARD and go on and on about how they don’t have a social life because of it. Fuck no. This disease has prevented me from forming deep and lasting friendships IRL because I’m always too nervous to actually go places with people. It’s not cute, it’s not unique, it’s debilitating.
I really like the art style as simple as it may be.