Waking Up with Depression and Anxiety, a play in one act. 

10 Jul
Waking Up with Depression and Anxiety, a play in one act. 


ME: *turning off my alarm* Feeling pretty good about myself today!

DEPRESSION: Really? Did you forget about all the sad and/embarrassing things that have happened in your life? 

ME: No, I didn’t forget, I just-

DEPRESSION: Remember that time in ninth grade when someone wrote something mean about you in your friend’s yearbook?

ME: Well I’d rather not, but yes I do remember that. Thanks.

DEPRESSION: I could do this all day! In fact, I think I will. Remember back in high school when that friend of yours died? Remember that time at work when you made a mistake and everyone laughed at you?

ME: I remember. Please stop bringing these things up. There’s nothing I can do about them now except feel sad.

DEPRESSION: Maybe you should sit down and draw a cartoon or write something. That would make you feel better.

ME: That’s a good idea. 

DEPRESSION: Never mind. It will probably just be terrible and no one will like it. Might as well not bother.

ANXIETY: Hey guys, what’s going on?

ME: I was just saying how I felt pretty good when I woke up today and then-

ANXIETY: Really?

DEPRESSION: That’s what I said!

ANXIETY: I can fix that.

ME: No, thank you, I really just want-

ANXIETY: Here’s a short list of some of the sad and embarrassing things that might happen to you and/or your loved ones in the future!

ME: This list is 11 pages long.

ANXIETY: Well, it’s the best I could come up with on short notice. Give me a little time and I can expand on that.

DEPRESSION: I have an idea. Let’s just go back to bed and think about it all until we fall asleep again!

ANXIETY: Why bother going to sleep? Let’s just sit in bed and think about it all day! It’s going to be so much fun!

ME: Yay. Listen, I’ve got responsibilities to take care of and bills to pay, so whether you want me to or not, I’ve got to get out of bed and go to work.

DEPRESSION: No problem, we’ll just come along. We can do our work wherever you go. 

ANXIETY: We don’t even need to take breaks.




Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Depression, Life in General


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6 responses to “Waking Up with Depression and Anxiety, a play in one act. 

  1. finalstraw626

    July 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Yeah, I unfortunately understand this too well. Good for you, for publishing it. It helps me, at the very least know, that I am not alone. I love you and find you so wise, caring (rhymes with atari-ing) and brave for publishing this.

  2. jennie jackson

    September 11, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Yes for me fear always comes along!

  3. luthienthegreen

    September 26, 2017 at 4:56 am

    This is really good! So true as well 🙁

  4. Peggy Hayes

    October 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    It’s like you’re in my head!! At the mental health meetings I attend, we call that “the shitty committee” and we can’t let it live in our heads unrecognized for what it is—complete BS. Remember, Jenny says: Depression Lies. Focus on the positive things, and they tend to grow. Don’t let the shitty committee rule you. You deserve better, and so do we all.

    • karifur

      October 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Shitty Committee. I like that

    • karifur

      October 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      I mean, I like the name. Not the actual committee, hahaha


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