This past week, Hyperbole and a Half returned to the web. It seems Allie Brosh, the writer/artist, has gone through what most of us with depression go through as well. She evidenced this in an earlier post before her 18-month hiatus, but when she came back–whoa did her post hit me hard. She really nailed what it’s like to go through not being able to feel.
I just wanted to pause for a few minutes and reflect on everything. I still can’t get over how dead-on her post was. It’s so hard to explain to everyone what you’re going through when you constantly feel like a sack of shit. You really do have to fake your emotions so people won’t suspect anything and leave you alone. I should know, considering I’m battling with depression myself–taking medication, getting therapy, and whatnot. It’s not an easy fight, and it takes forever to recover, sometimes even involving relapses that destroy months and months of progress.
It took me nearly a week to get this post out, and I still feel like I could have said more or could have tied it into my own experiences. Maybe in time, I’ll get to that, but I’m just going to leave things where they are for now and let Allie’s return to the internet limelight go on.
Welcome back to the internet, Allie Brosh.