People who suffer from depression often feel like they’re fighting a hidden battle. Inside of them sits a dark cloud of despair, but outwardly they have to act as though everything is fine. It can be hard for others to understand their plight, which is why this eye-opening cartoon about depression makes a really important point.

Artist Megan Roth managed to capture the day-to-day struggle that comes with depressive disorders, which can make normal activities seem impossible. A simple task like going to work or school becomes a daunting challenge. Even once-enjoyable activities like hanging out with friends can feel like miserable chores. If you’ve ever suffered from depression, the story in this comic is instantly recognizable.

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So, the next time someone asks why depression sufferers can’t “snap out of it,” just show them this cartoon. It’ll explain everything they need to know.