Developing a sense of humour around your mental health.

Now, I know mental health is nothing to laugh at, believe me I do, but as anyone who suffers from it will know its a case of you’re either going to laugh or cry. I choose to laugh and because of that I’ve developed a sort of sense of humour around my social anxiety.

What I mean by this is, I love things that perfectly express what I’m feeling while still being funny, like this X-Files inspired ‘I want to leave’ patch. When ever I end up in a social situation, I want to leave. I don’t because I know that its my anxiety thats saying that and not actually me and if I’ve put my self in a social situation I know its because I really want to be there, but my brain still just screams ‘I WANT TO LEAVE’.

Screen Shot 2017-01-09 at 16.11.59.pngThis means I also love all those kind of trashy tumblr girl t-shirts that places like forever21 sell that say things like ‘leave me alone’ and ‘I don’t want to be here’. They just tickle me something awful.

My boyfriend really doesn’t understand it and find it funny, though he spares a slight chuckle so that I’m not laughing my head off like a mad woman on my own. I just always have loved having fashion as a means of self expression and if I can find things that turn my innermost thoughts into catch phrases you can bet on your life I will be buying them, wearing them and thinking that I am absolutely fucking hilarious.

-Dana

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