Seems like everyone loved the recent Hyperbole and a Half about depression. “YES! THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT IS!” said pretty much the whole internet.
I liked it, too. Allie is brave and hilarious and talented, and I am glad she found the strength to publish again. And I am glad it resonated so deeply for so many. But I believe I speak for more than a few people who saw that strip and said, “but wait, it was nothing like that for me.” I’m sure there are those who are saying it in the present tense, too.
I’m not an expert, but I know depression takes many shapes and forms, and I would say to anyone out there who was made uncomfortable by the strip or the reaction to it that it’s OK. Your feelings about your feelings are valid. Keep getting help, or if you’re not, it’s never too late to start.