Many of us get confused by the two mental health disorders, anxiety and depression. We all face these two at one point or another in our lives, but for some these become a long-term problem.
Often, people who don’t understand the daily struggles of anxiety and depression can be insensitive, saying things like, “Why don’t you just get over it?” or “What happened? You were so energetic yesterday.”
Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti webcomic, partnered with Sarah Flanigan, a reader who submitted her story to him to explain these two misunderstood disorders.
“As someone who’s experienced and has been around anxiety and depression, it was easy to illustrate in a way that complemented the storyteller,” said Seluk. “Sometimes those who haven’t experienced the extremes don’t understand what it’s like, almost to the point of resenting it.”