Anxiety Memes – Are You Triggered By Them?

Try scrolling through twitter, facebook or instagram and not seeing memes. They’re everywhere, memes about trending topics are always at the top of my feeds whenever I log in to my social accounts. 

And it’s not to uncommon for me to see memes about mental health, including anxiety and depression.

I was wondering how many people are actually triggered by these memes aimed at anxiety. I’ve compliled a list of 10 memes I found on anxiety within a 5 minute period whilst searching on Google.

Can you see the funny side? or do these add to an already negative stigma.

What’s your take? Share in the comments below.

#1 What if this happens?

This was one of the first memes I ever came across on anxiety. I vaguely remember sharing this on the anxiety united twitter feed a while back.


#2 Something bad is about to happen

A lot of the memes based on anxiety and depression follow the same trend. The "what if" or "something bad is going to happen" is often the opening line, with a picture of somesort.


#4 Aren’t you like… worried?

Anxiety: aren't you like... worried?
Me: about what?
Anxiety: idk
Me: oh my god, you're right

Ok, so I really apologise if you are triggered. Because this anxiety meme actually made me smile. Does that mean I'm mocking people with anxiety? Of course not... I am someone who struggles with anxiety. It's a light hearted look at the sometimes ridiculous things we say in our own heads when dealing with heightened anxiety.


#5 They hate you

Anxiety: they hate you
Me: who hates me
Anxiety: they

A large number of the anxiety memes I seen whilst searching were aimed at the social anxiety side of things. Which I do struggle with myself too. Again, this is not poking fun at those who do struggle, it's a light hearted look at the reality of social anxiety.


#7 What is most likely to cause anxiety?

I seen this meme on instagram a few weeks ago and saved it to my phone. I think I may have shared it on twitter too. I've made videos about these issues causing anxiety, so it's not new news here. These things really do cause anxiety. So although it's meant as a kind of joke, it really is true. And that's the case with a large majority of these memes on anxiety and mental health.


#10 When your anxiety goes away…

When your anxiety goes away and having no anxiety gives you anxiety.

This adorable dog is a cute way to finish off these anxiety memes. The big question is, what effect do memes like this have on those who suffer with anxiety?

Do you see the funny side? or are these offensive to you?

What do you think?

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