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Anything Goes On Sunday: Cheer up! Smile! Nertz!

Song by Eddie Cantor

Sure, business is bunk,
And Wall Street is sunk,
We’re all of us broke, and ready to croak.
We’ve nothing to dunk,
Can’t even get drunk,
And all the while, they tell us to smile:

Cheer up, gentle citizens, though you have no shirts,
Happy days are here again. Cheer up, smile, nertz!
All aboard prosperity, giggle ’till it hurts!
No more bread-line charity. Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer,
Up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer, better times are here.
Sunny smilers we must be, the optimist asserts,
Let’s hang the fat head to a tree! Cheer up, smile, nertz!

The world’s in the red,
We’re better off dead,
Depression, they say in session to stay.
Our judges are queer,
Our banks disappear,
And all the while, they tell us to smile:

Cheer up, gentle citizens, though you have no shirts,
Happy days are here again. Cheer up, smile, nertz!
All aboard prosperity, giggle ’till it hurts,
No more bread-line charity. Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer,
Up, cheer up, cheer up, cheer, better times are here.
Sunny smilers we must be, the optimist asserts,
Let’s hang the fat head to a tree! Cheer up, smile, nertz!

Nertz.

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Mental Health: What You Say Matters

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Usually, it’s said: “Pay attention to what people do, not to what they say”. Well, I am telling you, what people say, really matters. It can hurt others so much that they could wish to die, they could get very angry or even enraged and cause harm to others. Treating each other with kindness it seems forgotten in these times, or maybe it’s been like this always, for millennia; human condition? If someone is causing you to be angry and sad, getting away from that person might be the best solution, the healthier solution to take.

If someone is capable of hurting your kindest feelings and thoughts, that someone might not be the best person to be in your life. With time you will realize that you made the right decision by getting away from a harmful and maybe narcissistic persona.

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Trying to Be Positive in These Difficult Times? Fight Against Panic, Do Not Give Up!

Life is changing dramatically in front of us all, and around the world. Life always changes, it’s true, but right now the changes are daily, and aggressive, some are so painful for many, like the loss of life due to Covid-19 and horrible wars going on like the one in Ukraine.

How to cope with this terrible suffering that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people are going through right now worldwide? Sometimes it can get terrifying for many when thinking about the future. and usually, these patients develop several mental issues, like panic attacks, severe anxiety, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, that can make them manifest physical symptoms or aggravate the ones they already have.

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But don’t forget that your life is precious and that you are never alone. There is always someone who cares but try to reach out before things get out of control in your mind.

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Try to read positive quotes and hopeful good reads. Listen to calm music or any uplifting music of your preference. Surround yourself with really good people who love you for who you are.

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Practice some fun exercises. It doesn’t have to be exhausting, just a good walk or playing with any ball. Observe nature, and do something that makes you really happy: cooking, reading, spending lots of time with your pets.

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Do not despair if it seems that nobody cares about humanity. Sometimes it can feel that way, but there are always true good people who care for you if you just reach out. It could be a neighbor, a friend, a relative, or these phone numbers where ever you are on this beautiful earth we live:

HELPLINES, CRISIS LINES, MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, SUICIDE HOTLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

LIST OF SUICIDE CRISIS LINES BY COUNTRY

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Suicide Can Be Preventable Use Strong Love Education Compassion

SUICIDE ATTEMPTS AND SUICIDE DEATH

Suicide can be preventable from infancy. Having caring parents and relatives who really love their children and look out for them, creating an optimal and loving environment for their healthy and happy growth.

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But, even when we have had been raised in loving homes by caring parents, in a healthy social and mental environment bad things happen to good people as we all know: a failed marriage, the death of a loved one, the loss of work or income, a traumatic accident; things that could trigger an acute depression and if not treated immediately it could develop into a severe case of suicidal depression.

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When a friend, a child, a patient, anybody tells us that “I don’t want to live anymore”, or that  “I am going to kill myself tonight or tomorrow”, we have the responsibility as human beings to believe him/her and help in any way possible and as soon as possible.

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However, this almost seems like a difficult dream in the world we live in. But it is not impossible, we have to have hope, always, and have love, for ourselves, our children, our family, and friends.

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Depression Mania Bipolar Understanding Mental Illness and a Quote by Khalil Gibran

UPDATE: August 10, 2021 scroll down to the bottom of the article

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience, known as distimias.

Depression

The lows of bipolar depression are frequently so debilitating that patients are unable to get out of bed. Typically, people experiencing a depressive episode tend to have difficulty falling and staying asleep, while others sleep far more than usual.

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When patients fall into depression, even minor decisions such as what to eat for dinner can be overwhelming and difficult. They tend to become obsessed with feelings of desperation, loneliness, loss, personal failure, guilt or helplessness; what is very worrisome is that this negative thinking can lead to thoughts of suicide.

A SHORT STORY BY KHALIL GIBRAN “The Asylum”

“So I decided to enter this asylum. At least here I can be myself.’ — Khalil Gibran

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Mania

Most of the time, people in manic states are unaware of the negative consequences of their actions. With bipolar disorder, suicide is an ever-present danger because some people become suicidal even in manic states. Learning from prior episodes what kinds of behavior signals “red flags” of manic behavior can help manage the symptoms of the illness.

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

“But if love is not the cure, it certainly can act as a very strong medicine.” — Kay Redfield Jamison.

In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of our time — bipolar disorder.