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What do you do when you’re feeling depressed?
How do you get back on your feet and face the day?
There are a lot of ways to work through this distressing phase, and we all have different techniques for coping.
Some of us allow ourselves to hit rock bottom because we believe we will eventually turn things around and recover; others immediately find a way to divert their attention from whatever it is that is bringing them down.
Whichever type you are, there is no denying that a little dose of laughter can go a long way toward helping. Finding something that can make you happy for a while can help shift your mood and set you on the path to recovery.
We know what makes us happy—memes!
We have gathered 51 funny depression memes to help make you feel a little bit better whenever you are down or depressed. These memes are super relatable and we bet you will end up laughing your heart out.
Let’s check them out!
1. What a strong tape.
Ever felt like you're just hanging by a thread? That is exactly what this meme shows. Where can we get some of that super strong tape?
Oprah seems to be giving away free depression to everyone. Would you like some? Of, if you are already depressed, would you like some more?
When depression disguises itself as a beautiful disaster. Is this becoming a hobby? Help!
“Oh, don’t mind me. I’m fine.” You know you can always seek help, right?
We know a lot of you can relate to this meme. It represents people who think that depressed individuals are just whining and making up excuses—that’s super insensitive and completely wrong.
Don’t worry! We have our meme messiah to turn to. Memes are our savior!
Ah, right—there’s normal depression and then there’s the seasonal variety. Sometimes you get hit with both at the same time. What’s worse than that?!
We suggest you use this meme whenever someone tells you to “get over it” or “just be happy.” It may be difficult for them to understand, but it simply doesn’t work that way.
Aren’t you happy to have gotten a high score? Just kidding. If you really did score high on a depression test, it would be a good idea to consult a professional.
Where are all of our depressed people at? We know you relate to this meme 100 percent! It’s ok, we feel you.
11. That’s the spirit!
We laughed so hard when we saw this mem! There are just times in life when you can’t help but channel the John Travolta in you.
Can it get more tiring than this? You could curse the world, but instead, we suggest you sleep. Who knows? You might find the solution when you wake up!
13. It’s ok.
It is totally ok to ask for help—Phoebe knows! You might tell yourself that you are a burden to everyone, but the truth is, people are there for you.
We got you covered, legends! There’s no time for crushes and romance because we are all too busy dealing with our inner demons.
Here’s a detailed report of what our daily schedule looks like. Whenever someone asks how you are doing, you might just want to send this image.
The ultimate cure for depression? It seems like everybody treats pizza as medicine, anyway. Hey, where’s our diet coke?
We’d rather draw 25, of course. That was never a tough choice to make. Generally speaking, those who are depressed don’t like to talk about the fact that they are depressed—or why.
On a more serious note, it is important to take people seriously whenever they say they are depressed. You never know what could running through their head. Give them some time and a sympathetic ear.
Is there any other choice except to get used to it? Just be the boss of your own life and wear your shades while it crumbles apart.
Have you ever been so depressed you forget how to blink? Did you at least remember how to breathe?
Here’s a GIF that shows how depression attacks in the most unexpected ways, right when we are trying to get ahold of our lives.
When life happens and shuts the door of happiness in your face—that’s when depression sets in. Hopefully there’s a rainbow after the storm!
Here are our favorite chipmunks to keep those depressing thoughts at bay! What would we do without these cute things?
Salute to everyone—depressed or not—who feels like this in the middle of the week.
25. Hello, old friend.
When depression hits and all you can do is say, “Hello, old friend. We meet again.”
26. Depressed but still cute.
Who said you can’t be cute while depressed? We all try to keep our cool and maintain our poise, even when we are falling apart inside.
This is exactly what it feels like every morning when you wake up sad and lonely, whether there is a reason for it or not.
It can be difficult to distinguish between emotions, especially when they are super intense. Depression of disguises itself in emptiness. Are you numb? Incapable of feeling pain? It might be a good idea to speak with a professional.
The only cut we deserve when we feel depressed is a piece of cake! Experts have even said that sweets can make us feel better. They release certain hormones that soothe and uplift our mood.
Again with the sweets. Just don’t go overboard. Three ice creams is a bit much!
Last but definitely not least—our favorite! Whenever you feel down or depressed, just look at this GIF and we guarantee you’ll find some relief. No matter how hard life may be, you have to hold it together like this kid!
32. To reduce depression.
So, what is it that you love? Does this meme portray the thing you love most? Pizza is forever!
The depression itself is creeping you out, so how are you going to creep other people out?
When your depression is already on edge and your anxiety about everyday stress comes along to push it off the cliff—well, isn’t that unfortunate?
Goku is the strongest, so if he can’t fight it, who can?
It might not be easy, but it’s definitely the best choice. Take the offramp and get off the depression highway.
We love how this guy thinks (or doesn’t think!) Seriously, though—he’s basically describing meditation. Breathe in, breathe out, and let go of your stressful thoughts.
Depression can start with self-sabotage, which we definitely don’t recommend—but we also know it is not easy to avoid. If you can, try to stop the ruminating and ban those fake scenarios from your mind!
Ice cream and music are great temporary cures for depression. They aren’t officially medication, but they can at least help you feel at ease.
Sometimes, you might wonder whether you are depressed or just plain bored. We know how that feels, especially when you have a lot to do but cannot find the motivation to get them done.
At least the company’s aware and is warning its employees!
Here’s a meme for all our friends who make us smile with their memes. It can be challenging to help a friend suffering from depression, but don’t give up.
A lot of people do a great job of hiding their depression, which means that their need for support often goes unnoticed. Check in with your loved ones frequently and make sure you are there when they need you!
Is your depression annoyed by the mere thought of you smiling and having a good life. Don’t let it harsh your mellow!
Your depression is starting to get worried. What if you banish it completely?!
This is what having anxiety and depression at the same time looks like—-too sad to want to be awake yet too worried to sleep.
Depression is like Regina George—when it tells you to jump in the car, you know you are in for trouble, but often you can’t say no.
Life can be hard, but you’ve got to keep hanging in there, kid. Brighter days are just around the corner.
Screaming and shouting is okay when you can’t handle it anymore. You need to let it all out But believe us when we say that you actually can deal with it. You are strong enough. You may be tired, but that does not mean you are weak.
Send this to anyone who says it’s “just depression, so deal with it.” A person does not simply deal with anxiety and depression. These mental illnesses need to be handled with a lot of care.
We couldn’t agree more, Miley. Depression is not cured just because someone suffering from it has a happy day. It can come back anytime, which is why it is such an important issue that needs support and attention.
Final Thoughts on Depression Memes
We hope that these depression memes we shared brought a smile to your face.
If you ever feel like your depression is getting to be a bit too much and you can’t find your way out, come back to this article and enjoy a few chuckles.
After all, laughter is the best medicine!
And if you're looking for more resources on depression, be sure to check out these blog posts:
- 10 Signs & Symptoms of High Functioning Depression
- 67 Affirmations for People Struggling with Depression
- Am I Depressed or Lazy? 10 Ways to Find Out
Finally, if you want a simple way to reduce your stress and anxiety, then try writing these 35 mindfulness journaling prompts to live more in the present moment.