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16+ Funny Tweets About Mental Health From People Who Really Get It

mason.zimmer 15 May 2019

Although we all go through times in our lives when we feel anxious or defeated, some of us also know what it's like for those feelings to linger when it doesn't seem like they should.

And even if we personally don't, there's a very good chance that some people close to us do. As mental health resources become more sophisticated and people feel more comfortable in revealing what they're going through, we have more opportunities to better understand how mental health issues work and how we can help our friends.

But while it's certainly important to have these serious conversations, sometimes our friends just want to unwind a little. And so, they might feel inclined to spin their daily challenges into a joke that they now know we'll get.

For these Twitter users, what they came up with was clever enough that the world needed to see it.

1. Unfortunately, our brains aren't always the most reliable sources.

What's also kind of heartwarming is that the first reply to this tweet was just the word "No."

You know, just on the off chance that their brain's mean song and dance sounded too convincing that day.

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2. Those who get help may find that it's not always easy to follow the therapist's advice.

But no matter how fed up he might look, Pingu isn't about to give up and neither should those trying to push through.

He may yell at the card he's trying to make, but he'll soon be proud of it.

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3. You'll notice that a lot of folks portray their mental health issues as a very enthusiastic jerk.

And when it seems like they're falling over themselves to sap your motivation to do all the things you've got going on, that starts to feel pretty accurate.

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4. A lot of us hate when our parents or partners are right, but that has to feel better than this.

What the anxiety doesn't seem to remember, however, is that it often predicts catastrophes when things turn out perfectly fine.

So it's acting pretty cocky for something with the dubious success rate of a fortune teller.

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5. Of course, it's hard to notice how accurate someone's prediction is when they suddenly scream it at you.

Anxiety is just lucky that we can't punch it like we would anybody else who makes a hobby of jumping out from behind corners to tell us we're going to mess everything up.

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6. As much as people need these sometimes, they don't always feel like we might expect them to.

Still, saying "yay" without enthusiasm can still be a change of pace from cursing wholeheartedly.

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7. From what my friends on medication tell me, it's often a hard road to even get to this point.

Unfortunately, mental health issues vary just enough from person to person that what works for some people will just make other feel worse.

Because that's an extra step of complexity that everybody totally wanted, right?

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8. There's nothing quite like having some direct evidence that you're worth it.

After all, there's a difference between being worried about someone and scared away from them.

Unpleasant moments are going to hit no matter who you are, and knowing that difference means knowing who you can rely on.

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9. Sometimes, it seems like something was just waiting to drag us a few steps back.

We thought we were finished playing Snakes & Ladders when we were kids, but a lot of us figure out that it's a fake friend's favorite game.

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10. If only the us that makes plans could discuss them with the us that has to go to them.

If you invite me somewhere hot and crowded and I actually show up, feel special because I don't think I can put a more flattering compliment into words.

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11. Forget asking where people see themselves in five years, this is the step that really makes or breaks the interview process.

After all, it's hard to get more frustrating than hiring and training someone only for them to quit two months later.

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12. Ah, if only we could summon Rihanna to give those stresses their proper goodbye.

Because if they still tried to overstay their welcome, we could just grin evilly and watch them make their last, foolish mistake.

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13. Sometimes, it seems like it would be easier to face a WWE tag team than this one.

Especially since if everything goes well, the wrestlers are only pretending to cause us serious harm.

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14. I'll bet that even this image's creator wouldn't expect someone to find a context where it actually makes sense.

There's only a small number of people who will treat the phrase "depression is like an ax-wielding chicken" as anything but complete gibberish, which means you're now part of a very exclusive club.

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15. But yes, its presence is definitely not needed. Our parties attract enough uninvited guests, thanks.

It's hard to decide which one we want to see less, depression or that friend of a friend who immediately gets way too drunk and starts trying to fight people.

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16. It's kind of hard to put together how this actually works until you catch yourself doing it.

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Basically, if you've ever found yourself lying awake thinking of things you regret doing long after they matter, you've more or less done this.

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17. I have to admit, the gif selection in some of these tweets can be a little encouraging sometimes.

After all, Jimmy Butler eventually breaks free of the guy holding him back. It's not just the awkward binding that makes up the metaphor.

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18. That could very well be true, but starting a workout plan rarely feels good at the best of times.

I've often heard that you don't always notice it's working until you think back to how you felt when you started, but in this case, a clearer sign is when you don't feel like bringing your demonic nun outfit anymore.

It's probably kind of annoying to exercise in that, anyway.

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19. When we're really going through it, we never know what we'll end up feeling some kinship with.

In those moments, it somehow doesn't even feel that weird to say, "We're both going to make it through this, vending machine."

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20. This one isn't exactly funny, but it's a good reminder if some of the things on this list feel too real.

And if a crisis really seems to be looming, it's good to remember this number for the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

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