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15 Cartoons People with Anxiety Will Understand Instantly

Coping strategies for anxiety include many things, but one thing that's sure to help is indulging in some humor—which we just happen to have for you!

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Cartoon illustration of two birds, one is surprised the other is scared to fly and is wearing a parachute.
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Anxiety cartoons we can all relate to

Dealing with anxiety in your everyday life is a rollercoaster of emotions, but something that can help people get through it is knowing that others feel the same way. These anxiety cartoons will make you feel like you’re not alone and will also get you laughing. If you want even more laughs, check out these medical cartoons, animal cartoons, and some of the funniest memes.

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You constantly feel like you’re being judged

Even by inanimate objects.

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The therapist says to Humpty Dumpty, "visualize yourself not falling off the wall".
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Visual exercise

It can be difficult.

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Business cartoon about being overwhelmed by the to do list.
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Endless lists

Try to tackle one sticky note at a time.

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The matador is in a very high stress job situation and says to his doctor, "I've been feeling a lot of work related stress".
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Charging stress

You can’t escape the stress that’s staring at you with its beady black eyes.

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"I'll only give yo the paper if you promise not to let the news upset you."
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Don’t get sad

With today’s headlines, this won’t be easy.

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Business cartoon about the anxiety caused by change.
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Change is hard

Don’t look down. Don’t look down.

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Simple tasks can become sources of unnecessary pressure to make the right decision

Don’t even get us started on sales and discounts.

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Business cartoon about excessive number of emails.
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Endless emails

I was only out for three days!

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Family cartoon about how parental anxiety increases as children get older.
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Growing anxiety

The older they get, the more we worry.

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Encouraging the newcomer, the trainer says, "Let's try it once without the parachute".
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First flight

I don’t think I’m ready for that.

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"We provide this relaxing courtyard for employees to explore their freakouts."
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Cry zone

We wish every office had one of these.

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"I like change, but only a bit at a time."
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One step at a time

There’s nothing wrong with taking things slow.

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Cartoon illustration showing a stressed out woman and the words, 'wanted, my mind back'.
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Wanted ad

Has anyone seen it?

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"She's overworked, underappreciated and full of anxiety ... but she's fine."
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I tried to tell her she didn’t need a doctor to tell her that.

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worried driver looking at sign
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Always alert

Keep scanning for danger. For more laughs, check out these daily life cartoons that will crack you up.