depression comix #161

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The first post of the new year. This was inspired more or less by a series of asks on the Tumblr depression comix site regarding the debate between sufferers (who seem to think that their friends bail out on them for having depression) and their friends (who feel that they are treated more like on-demand therapists than friends). Having been on both sides, I know that neither seems fair, and expectations are placed on the other that the other is unable to live up to.

I like how the second panel came out but I think I missed a big opportunity in the last panel. I should have shown the friend more exasperated, but this can certainly be an idea I can focus on in later strips — a lot of people have strong feelings about this including myself. I have lost a lot of friends because I didn’t realize my negativity was so draining.

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