We all experience anxiety and depression at one point or another, but some of us experience these feelings chronically. It can be difficult for those who don’t suffer from these chronic disorders to understand those who do, so they can sometimes say some fairly insensitive things; “Why don’t you just get over it?” or “What happened? You were so energetic yesterday.”

Sometimes those who haven’t experienced the extremes don’t understand what it’s like, almost to the point of resenting it.
The following illustrations by Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Yeti webcomic, explains below why anxiety and depression are so difficult to fight.