Anxiety, perfectly explained in a cartoon strip.

When you suffer from anxiety – or any type of mental illness – it can be hard to explain to others exactly how you feel.

It’s not like a physical illness, where you can point at red and swollen limb, or hold people’s hands to your forehead to demonstrate a fever. Mental illness is different. The symptoms are real, but they only exist within you. And, if other people haven’t felt the same way, it’s hard to let them know how they make you feel.

Tumblr user Sophie Wright posted the following images on her blog, Snapdraws, to provide others with a glimpse into life with anxiety.

We think they’re amazing and wanted to share them:

Source: Snap Draws

Featured image source: Lemkess (Flickr)

Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you think these pictures will help others to understand?