It's Mental Health Week, and World Mental Health Day! So I decided to contribute by making this short comic very loosely describing things I go through.
Now, I guess you can say that things like anxiety might not necessarily be related to Mental Health, but the way I see it, at least for my case, they are.
What I'm trying to do with this comic is present to you the negative slumps I often get into, which are a direct result of thought patterns in my mind. Usually, they just spring up out of nowhere, and as this comic shows, I'm suddenly "clouded" by nothing but bad thoughts and it carries over into everything I do. I don't really want to elaborate too much on that, but one of the areas it affects rather heavily is my art, which, if you've been following me for a while, you would notice. I go pretty crazy there, suddenly comparing myself to everyone else and determining my creations have no worth and that I should just stop and give up and move on. So if you apply that mentality to other areas of life you can sort of get a little bit of an idea of how these thoughts affect everything else.
But its not all bad, because as you'll see, the comic demonstrates remedies I've been given to try and combat these negative thoughts!
(Keep in mind this is my
experience, I'm not saying the methods I was given are going to help absolutely everyone, and I'm not trying to put myself up on a pedestal and say that I have it for worse than other people who have been diagnosed with mental conditions, I'm just explaining what I
go through, and what has helped me
get over some things.)(Aw, look at that, he's all better now. 8) )
Page 4:*I am going to leave this page as the only page in my "Featured" gallery for the time being, and all other pages will be placed into a folder located in my "The Other Stuff" folder, purely so it doesn't clog up my gallery. You have the convenience here of being able to access every other page from any chosen one, so that should help!