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Johann Hari
Author of 2 New York Times best-selling books. Latest: 'LOST CONNECTIONS: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions'
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Johann Hari Aug 13
One of the worst things about telling people their is just due to a chemical imbalance in their brains is that it obstructs us - collectively - from finding the sources of pain and depression in our lives, and dealing with them.
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Johann Hari Aug 11
This is one of the key reasons why so many of us are depressed and anxious
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Johann Hari Aug 9
Australia has almost the highest levels of depression in the world. Why? I wrote about this for the Sydney Morning Herald
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Johann Hari Aug 6
, and are signals - that the individual is in deep pain; that our culture is not meeting their underlying psychological needs. We need to stop insulting and pathologizing these signals, and to start respectfully listening to what they're telling us
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Johann Hari Aug 4
My friend did one of the bravest and most world-changing things of anyone I know. I talked about it at the start of this event we did together in Washington DC. He deserves so much credit for this
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Johann Hari Aug 2
It's more than 15 years since Portugal decriminalised all drugs, & transferred all the money they used to spend on shaming, arresting & punishing ppl with addictions, into turning their lives around. The result? Huge fall in addictions, injecting drug use, & overdose deaths.
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Johann Hari Jul 30
If you are and anxious, the main thing I want to tell you is: your pain makes sense. It has meaning. You aren't a machine with broken parts. You are a human being with unmet needs. Don't let anyone tell you you're crazy or broken. You deserve love & practical support
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Johann Hari Jul 28
My friend is an incredibly brave and principled ex-Muslim, speaking out for the right of people to join or leave Islam as they wish. He faces terrible threats of violence. Watch him speaking here:
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Johann Hari Jul 26
It's been known for decades that depression has 3 kinds of cause: biological, psychological, and social. They are all real. Yet most people are told a heavily biological story, with a little side-dish of psychology, and virtually nothing about social causes. We need a correction
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Johann Hari Jul 23
This is one of key reasons why so many of us are and anxious:
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Johann Hari Jul 21
The idea ppl should threaten, shun & cut off the people they love who have problems is the importing of the logic of the drug war into our private lives. Protect yourself, for sure, but give the most love you can. The opposite of addiction is connection
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Johann Hari Jul 19
Loneliness kills. Here's a little video I made about how to fight depression through reconnection:
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Johann Hari Jul 16
We live in such an individualistic age that if you argue has social causes & reveals the need for society-wide changes to reduce it, some people assume you are just saying they as individuals have to go off to the woods & do yoga or something. It's a deep mis-hearing.
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Johann Hari Jul 14
In Cleveland in the run-up to the 2016 election, a woman my age who I was trying to persuade to vote made a verbal slip. She was talking about what her area used to be like for her parents, and she meant to say "when I was young." She actually said "when I was alive." Haunts me.
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Johann Hari Jul 12
What are the real solutions to depression? I discussed on Mental health News Radio
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Johann Hari Jul 9
Depression, anxiety & addiction are not the problem. They are symptoms of the underlying problem - a culture where many people are disconnected (through no fault of their own) from the things that make life worth living.
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Johann Hari Jul 7
What should depressed and anxious people do? I discussed on this podcast
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Johann Hari Jul 5
Yay! This is what Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald - - says about my new book 'LOST CONNECTIONS: Uncovering the real causes of depression - and the unexpected solutions'
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Johann Hari Jul 2
The deadliest thing we can do - when it comes to depression and anxiety - is to ignore the deep underlying reasons why they are rising, and to continue to refuse to deal with them. It's a terrible betrayal of the most vulnerable people.
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Johann Hari Jun 30
If you're interested in different perspectives on mental health, some great people to follow (with differing views) are , , ,
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