Depression is a serious problem, and it should be treated as such. Depression can adversely affect a person’s quality of life, and can make it difficult for them to seize the opportunities that are presented to them. Almost 20% of the people in the UK show signs of depression or anxiety!
However, one of the best ways to find relief from the serious parts of life is to make fun of them. Seeing something serious in a humorous light is a great way to brighten your perspective on the issue, and humor can make it easier for you to actually gain the strength to deal with a problem.
That said, here are some of the funniest depression quotes that can help cheer you up if you’re having a bad day. The quotes selected are supposed to have the effect of bringing a bright perspective to the issue – however, if you struggle with serious depression, you may want to consider discussing the problem with a professional first.
- Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not in fact, just surrounding yourself with idiots. – William Gibson
It’s true – if you’re constantly surrounded by people who have a negative opinion of you and life in general, you’ll develop one.
- I take psychiatric medication – it’s better than stealing it.
- Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. – Philip K. Dick
A quote from one of the most prominent chroniclers of the dysfunction in our society.
- They say mental illness runs in my family. But in my family, we’re all pretty lazy, so it just sort of meandered its way through the generations.
- “Psychiatrists urge me to take my tranquilizers. When I don’t they become agitated. I take their pills to calm them down.” – Brian Spellman
- “My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.” – Michel Templet
- “I learned to smile, avoiding happiness advice. ” – Brian Spellman
- “The good part about having a mental disorder is having a valid reason for all the stupid things we do because of a damaged prefrontal cortex. However, the best part is seeing someone completely sane do the exact same things, without a valid excuse. This is the great equalizer of God and his little gift for all us crazy people to enjoy.” – Shannon L. Alder
- What exactly is a serious mental illness? As opposed to those what? Carefree, happy go lucky ones?
- “I can sympathize with people’s pains but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.” – Aldous Huxley
- Freud [says]: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother. – Robin Williams
- “Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.” – Samuel Goldwyn
- The worst part of a photographic memory? Keeping all the negatives.
- “I decided early in graduate school that I needed to do something about my moods. It quickly came down to a choice between seeing a psychiatrist or buying a horse. Since almost everyone I knew was seeing a psychiatrist, and since I had an absolute belief that I should be able to handle my own problems, I naturally bought a horse.” – Kay Redfield Jamison
As you can see, depression is a serious problem – but a lot of people who have struggled with the issue have managed to look at it in the best light that they could. If you try to keep the glass half full, it might be easier to manage the issue. Good luck!