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“I could no longer connect to my toys in a way that allowed me to participate in the experience. Depression feels almost exactly like that, except about everything.” Most of us either have struggled with depression in our lifetime or know someone close to us who has. This creative, stream of consciousness comic represents the introspective journey of a person with depression. It exposes the unembellished reality of the walls people face while struggling with depression and how others often fail to effectively help, despite good intentions. There is some strong language content in this piece, but it effectively expresses the raw emotions and thoughts of someone suffering from depression.

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