Comic About Depression? The Genius of Allie Brosh

“But 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. ”  Allie Brosh

I never thought it possible to laugh about depression but somehow Allie made me do it. If you have not seen these before you can get yourself all excited to click these links.

If you are down and feel like nobody understands depression and you can’t explain it to anyone Allie might make your day. Because while she is funny and hyperbolic she also nails some heavy truths about depression.

Adventures In Depression
Depression Part 2


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  1. innerzone

    So true! I just recently read her book (borrowed from psych, appropriately enough…) and it really IS genius. Not only in describing, but in the cartoons! She is the singular example I can think of as the exception to my not being a fan of simplistic cartoon drawings. They are AMAZING in capturing so perfectly the feeling they are meant to portray. To be able to do so — to get straight to the essence in such a simple form — is a TRULY EXCEPTIONAL skill. Great stuff.

    (p.s. I’ve never written a blog comment before(!))


    • bipolarfirst

      Yay! So glad to have the honor of your first blog comment! I totally agree with what you said about her drawings. With so very few lines she somehow imbues the drawings with so much meaning. I have her book too. “Motivation” is one of my faves.


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