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.
Anxiety: aren't you like... worried?
Me: about what?
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.
Anxiety: they hate you
Me: who hates me
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.
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.