One of the great things about the movement to de-stigmatize mental health issues is that the jokes surrounding the topic have shifted from mocking those who experience them to expressing our own experiences more openly and commiserating with others about it through humor.
I’m no doctor or anything, but that seems a like much healthier direction for things to trend.
Here are some great tweets about keeping a sense of humor during our long rides upon the struggle bus.
12. Attack of the Clones
It takes two to terrorize.
What’s an irrational fear you have?
Mine is getting a clone & hating him.
Like how does your self-esteem recover from that? Hanging out with someone and thinking “Ugh, this guy’s the worst.” And then realizing that’s just you.
Anyway, isolation is going great you guys.
— MehGyver (@TheAndrewNadeau) March 14, 2020
11. I love mess
To be fair, I probably don’t need the majority of stuff I have.
MARIE KONDO: Does this item spark joy?
MARIE KONDO: Does this spark joy?
ME: No, it doesn't
*three hours later in an empty house*
ME: Oh wait I have depression
— ohWell (@contriteperson) January 14, 2019
10. Harry Potter and the Psychiatrist’s Stone
You’re a person, Harry.
The Sorting Hat: *Barely touches my head for half a second* THERAPY
— armando, king of the weebs (@UtterPWNedNoob) January 16, 2020
9. Cowboy up
Good to keep the spirits up when ya can.
homework : unfinished
sleep schedule : ruined
self esteem : low
body : hurts
life : a mess
yee : haw
— mari ? (@marram023) November 25, 2018
8. Home is where the heart is
I like this policy, it’s like a Schrödinger’s house situation.
I don’t like being asked “are you at home?” Please expand further so I can know whether I’m at home or not
— ???? (@ChantelSophiaxo) March 8, 2020
7. Crash diet
You gotta expect the unexpected.
i like keeping my metabolism on its toes. Like what’s it gonna be today, complete starvation or 6,000 calories.
— Christian Galiani (@ChristianGalia1) November 15, 2017
6. Routines are important
And everybody needs a catchphrase.
All I do is say “I’m out here living my best life” and have mental breakdowns
— dizzle_saint_james (@dizzle_st_james) July 27, 2018
5. Down for the thread count
You better run for cover.
Bro ur lucky my weighted blanket is holding me back
— Devon Palmer (@devonpalmers) January 16, 2020
4. Beauty schedule
A picture is worth 1,000 weeks.
i wish i was a girl who always took good selfies or naturally pretty so i could keep my profile pic updated, but i’m one of those girls that gets ready like once every 4 months and only gets one good selfie out of it and every other day i look like i haven’t slept in 10 nights
— ʙ ☾ (@BrightenW) December 24, 2018
With my own powers combined, I am invincible.
Social anxiety is the only reason I don’t break down in public. My fear of being noticed is stronger than my need to release my emotions
— sadboihours (@lyinboutcryin) March 13, 2019
2. Tomato, Tomato
Sorry I don’t know all your fancy doctor words.
me: yeah i got big weepy baby disease on top of stupid bit*h disease and it sucks lm*oooooo
therapist: please just call them depression and anxiety
— Minna ? (@minnascule) December 19, 2018
1. What a trauma queen
No need to hide the truth.
Everyone: You're so funny!
Me: Thanks. It was the trauma.
— Psycho bit*h Problems ? (@PsychoBitchPrbs) March 6, 2019
Mental health is a part of who we all are. It’s alright to joke about it. But also – never be afraid to seek the care you need. Your brain is a big, beautiful, complicated thing and it deserves to be cared for.
Which tweet is the most relatable to you?
Tell us in the comments.