DEALING WITH DEPRESSION II
“DEALING WITH DEPRESSION II”
Sleep is important…
Um, I was ‘aving problems sleeping last night, Abacus.
Something on your mind, Mallory?
…it helps the mind relax
Sometimes I zink if I live long enough, zey’ll be a time when I’m finally happy… but maybe… maybe I’m wrong.
Therapy can be useful…
Mallory, have you been writing down things that you’re good at like I showed you?
I… I ‘ave been trying… sort of…
…it helps keep perspective
things i’m good at
-growing magic mushrooms
-keeping my plants after they die
-avoiding the dentist
-being so thin that my spine shows
-hearing people laugh after I trip
-remembering Wal-Mart exists and then having panic attacks
-waking up baby birds up because my empty stomach gurgles so loud
-having a body no one wants to fuck
Try and talk about your problems…
So at that point I’m watching my hand scab up and Anastasia is still hiding in kitchen and crying.
…even if you don’t say much
What kind of a piece of shit spits on a waitress because “buffalo milk lattes” aren’t on a diner menu? GOD DAMN FUCKING HIPSTERS!
Fresh air is important…
Are you sure you’re outside, Mallory? What can you see?
I can see, um… crusty brown… rocks… also a white horse…
…so enjoy the outdoors
That’s great! I’m glad you’re outside instead of sitting alone in the dark eating those awful hash brownies and watching The Last Unicorn!
Friends are always behind you…
Hey Mallory, here’s your coffee! I made it just for you. It’s got liquid Demerol in it!
Really? Just for me?
…remember you can trust them
HI ANGRY CHEF! NICE BUM, HANDSOME!
Reading can be a beneficial…
Do cigarettes have a comic on them like Bazooka Joe gum?
No, zey ‘ave a warning zat says if you smoke them a lot, you’ll die… you’ll be dead forever.
…and help you learn
But… if I’m dead… I’ll be dead just like you, Toast… and zen we can be friends forever.