Depression is real. It’s painful and lonely. People dealing with it are often afraid to ask for help as there is still a stigma towards the illness. Artist [Colleen Butters](https://www.facebook.com/SOLARCiTRUS) has illustrated what depression feels like with the hope that those dealing with it will seek help and know they are not alone. For those that do not know about depression, this comic may also help them understand what a friend or family member may be dealing with. If you know of anyone dealing with depression, a hug, a kind word, or an ear to listen may be the first step towards getting that loved one some of the help they need.