Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Bad Mood Cloud

This week's 'Bad Mood Cloud' strips touch on the subject of depression. We probably all know someone who suffers from this complicated illness. In fact 15% of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives. Although I'm making light of the subject depression is a serious illness. A few people still think it's not a real illness and that it's a form of weakness or admission of failure. This is not true. Depression is a real illness with real effects, and it is certainly not a sign of failure. In fact, famous leaders, such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi, all had periods of depression.

Quentin isn't actually depressed, he just sometimes wakes up feeling miserable and, with the help of his friend Ollie, is lucky enough to get over it in a few days. In real life depression can last weeks or even months.

As for me, I sometimes wake up with a foreboding sense of impending disaster which I usually attribute to the next comic deadline.

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