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This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari



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In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world — as well as some exciting emerging solutions. “If you’re depressed or anxious, you’re not weak and you’re not crazy — you’re a human being with unmet needs,” Hari says.

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30 comments

  1. This made me realize that I'm not alone, ever. There're so many people in this world who feel the same emotions as me and who understand me.

  2. This author needs to learn about primary depression versus secondary depression.
    This video is an example of treating secondary depression with primary treatments.
    Duh.

  3. The post modern extreme individualism make people wrongly care only about themselves and willing to do absolutely everything to meet their materialized needs but loose the meaningful connections/relationships with the communities, societies and the natural environments living in, which are actually the essential elements to bring us the senses of meaningfulness, satisfaction, security, happiness etc.

  4. This is really pathetic. If you have to take an anti-depressent, a.k.a. get high to deal with life guess whay you're a drug aDdiCt.

  5. I'm impressed! this man actually understood and explained what I've been looking for for years.

    understanding my problem actually helped me cure it! thank you!

  6. Amazing and eye opening. I just figured out so much!

  7. This is truly insightful <3

  8. I'm Cambodian and I approve this message

  9. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11 : 28

  10. Since I was a kid I always imagined what it would be like to live in a tribe next to nature without electricity. I never told anyone, just wrote it down for myself sometimes, but the thought makes me kind of happy – living together, dancing with drums around bonfires, celebrating and caring for every single human in the group. Just being a huge family. Sure life would be much tougher, but as I grew up I realized: I honestly would face the risks of experiencing hunger, death, sickness, dying at a young age if it meant I could live a happy life in such a society. Don't get me wrong, I'm really grateful for all the things science has done for us; but I just feel lonely. My family and friends don't get me. They just laugh at my 'silly' emotions about nature, music and art which isn't 'normal'. They don't even know the real me because I learned to put on masks in order to 'function'. It really makes me feel awful. I just wish I could live in such a tribe…

  11. I wanna start my own vegetarian tribe lol

  12. it only works when you ban together to help everyone and not just use people and toss them aside when done.the whole message on one statement. this is why I helped do what I did.

  13. What causes my anxiety and depression: school

  14. Is someone cutting onions in here? But overall, such a moving and insightful talk! Mad props for this guy :))

  15. Don’t be yourself be WE be together…We are together and after that be yourself even a true roast abt you from the tribe is likely to be a joke for you never the less it never criticize you but made it sure he/she took the time to notice you the negatives bias became friendly🙏🏽❤️

  16. Thank You nobody has ever ever said it how you have. Thank you for this.

  17. Why am I choking like someone just patted me on the shoulder while I most needed it.

  18. Never stop learning you find your happyness

  19. During this talk, he's wearing a yarmulke. Try and unsee it .

  20. cries while in quarantine

  21. I love this guy! He explains this so beautifully

  22. ever get a void like feeling in your chest

  23. Just wow. I am a psychologist / psycotherapist and i think this man just explained vert good what depression Is, from a psycological point of view. This is pure mindfulness of what are his emotions. This is not a big surprise, because depression is an internalizing problem associated to overthinking about problems and personal values/meanings.
    Cognitive science and therapy is a great support for People who suffer from depression and does (among a lot of " irrational beliefs analysis") a huge difference: the only regret for this video Is that, as often happens, psychoterapy has not been mentioned in this way, but the consideration goes only for the medical point of view (still important).
    Beyond that, vert very very remarkable talk

  24. Emotions are like a compass to guide your way through life. If you try to blend out the nagtive emotions, its like covering one side of the compass.

    Learn how to navigate your ship, not how to ignore the compass.

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