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The Unexpected Link Between Comedy And Mental Health [Video]

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Laughter may be the best medicine but did you know that comedians are more likely to suffer from mental illness?

A study conducted by Oxford University, which used data gathered from more than 500 comedians who completed a survey, found that comedians may be more disposed to ‘high levels of psychotic personality traits’.

These traits often lead to mental health problems, in particular anxiety and depression.

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But are comedians drawn to stand-up as therapy or is it the job itself that causes these problems?

Dr. Mark Widdowson, a psychotherapist and counsellor, suggests that comedy is actually a well suited career for those who suffer with anxiety.

He said:

Dr. Widdowson also claims that those suffering with anxiety and depression are adept at covering it up meaning it is often a surprise when their issues come to light.

This is particularly the case for comedians who seem so joyous and chirpy on the stage.

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8 Ways to Stop Feeling Empty Inside [Video]

Have you been feeling empty lately? Lonely? Numb? Or Hopeless? Emotional numbness, believe it or not, actually boils down to our bodies’ three evolutionary stress responses: fight, flight, or freeze. When you go through any event in life that is extremely taxing in an emotional or physical way, your body’s survival mechanism is activated and causes your psyche to go into the “freeze” mode. This blocks out the pain from negatively affecting you any further. Emptiness can also just be a feeling of general dissatisfaction or lack of fulfillment which leads to an inability to experience positive emotions. Although it may provide a comfortable escape for a little while, this type of depersonalization can be very harmful to the mind over time. So with the goal of overcoming emptiness, here are few ways to stop feeling empty inside. Want to know the real reason behind your emptiness? We made a video about that too: https://youtu.be/_by5mfkBni4 Writer: Aditi Nambiar Script Editor: Morgan Franz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: NaphiaYouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Burns, M. (2020, November 26). Why You’re Feeling Empty and How to Fill the Void. Lifehack. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.lifehack.org/582113/feel-empty-why-all-feel-empty-sometimesG., S. (2020, January 8). A Blueprint to Healing From Depersonalization. NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Health Illness. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/A-Blueprint-to-Healing-From-DepersonalizationGilbertson, T., MA, LPC. (2014, November 12). ‘I Feel Empty’: How to Overcome Feelings of Emptiness. Good Therapy. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/i-feel-empty-how-to-overcome-feelings-of-emptiness-1112145Lo, I. (2018, October 31). Depersonalisation: Why Do I Feel Empty and Numb? Psychology Today. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/living-emotional-intensity/201810/depersonalisation-why-do-i-feel-empty-and-numbNuamburg, C. (n.d.). 6 Simple Steps to Being More Mindful. Seleni. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://www.seleni.org/advice-support/2018/3/21/6-simple-steps-to-being-more-mindfulTen Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health. (n.d.). University Health Service- University of Michigan. Retrieved February 20, 2021, from https://uhs.umich.edu/tenthingsJoin this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEpR7JmS36tajD34Gp4VA/joinWould you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/

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Many people go through life carrying trauma from the past. The people who may seem the happiest carry a burden that they don’t talk about, keeping it locked in their heads. But mental illness incidences are more common than you think, you’re bound to know someone who is secretly hurting inside. So here are a few signs. Original article & sources: https://psych2go.net/6-signs-that-someone-is-secretly-hurting-inside/We also made a video on the signs someone is secretly hiding their pain from you: https://youtu.be/AX9ArHCptFMWriter: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Marissa Rose Maldonado ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6izK93Y7rBC60IJL9Hdeg )YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEpR7JmS36tajD34Gp4VA/joinWould you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/