Despondent

Got to thinking about mental health disorders.  Depression affects A LOT of people (350 million), and the treatments for it are crude at best.  To put this in perspective, cancers of all stripes affect about 35 million people.  Apparently funding for depression related treatments is really low.  How come?

Then I realized at least one reason is that despondent people are 'controlled' in the sense that they're not going to go off and start revolutions and take down regimes.  They're a sector of the population who's behavior is predictably self-destructive and they won't be inspiring dissent against their crooked leaders anytime soon.

So I was inspired to draw this "call to action" style illustration for all of us who battle with despondency.

They Like You Despondent.