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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 3h
My old friends Natalie and Martin lost their 5yr old son, Freddie, this week. I am in awe of their eloquence and the power of their love, which you can feel in this blog post
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Johann Hari 18h
We’re not as polarised & hate-filled as it seems. My brilliant friend has been doing v important work on this, watch him here:
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Johann Hari Oct 22
Too often, the way we try to cheer ourselves up is based on a bad mistake. I made this mistake for years.
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Johann Hari Oct 20
When somebody says something ugly to you online, try to listen for the subtext. It's almost always "I'm in pain and I don't know what to do or how to get help."
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Johann Hari Oct 18
My brilliant friend explains what a universal basic income is and how it works in this video:
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Johann Hari Oct 18
Tackling stigma on mental health is essential - but for the Tories it’s become a PR strategy for ignoring the fact their policies are making mental health worse. Must-read by
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Johann Hari Oct 18
Everyone can learn from my friends in Canada. They fought patiently, year after year, for cannabis legalisation. As Gandhi said: first they ignored them; then they laughed at them; they then fought them; this week they won. We’ll win everywhere.
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Johann Hari Oct 17
One of the most remarkable & thought-provoking people I met researching 'Lost Connections' was the amazing Professor Tim Kasser. He has a new book out, I am so excited:
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Johann Hari Oct 15
“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” - Viktor E. Frankl
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Johann Hari Oct 14
Dog kennels are better regulated in the US than drug treatment centres. It's scandalous. Good treatment facilities should be at forefront of demanding proper regulation
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Johann Hari Oct 14
The great explains how the world is run by people who are like Downton Abbey lords and masters, roleplaying as heroes in an Ayn Rand novel - and how this is wrecking your life
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Johann Hari Oct 13
I found it really hard to talk about some of the things I discussed about in this short little film I made in NYC with NowThis, so I'm moved & a bit daunted it's had 15 million views on Facebook
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Johann Hari Oct 11
Imagine an ad that said this to you:
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Johann Hari Oct 10
Lovely piece by about why reading novels can be a really valuable tool for soothing and
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Johann Hari Oct 10
Inequality is driving up our mental health crisis. I tried to explain some of the reasons why in this short video :
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Johann Hari Oct 9
If you are in Madison, Wisconsin; Los Angeles; or Miami, I'm speaking soon near you, about , & . Come along! Details at
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Johann Hari Oct 9
If Brazil elects Bolsanaro in 2 weeks, it will be the first time since Second World War a major democracy has voted to liquidate its own democracy. I am very afraid for my brave Brazilian friends. Read on this
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Johann Hari Oct 8
Japan has the weirdest debate about in the world. I wrote about this for the Japanese edition of Chasing The Scream and for - it has a lot to teach us about our own addiction & drugs debate, I think. You can have a read here:
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Johann Hari Oct 6
In Canberra the other day, we had the largest public meeting ever in the Australian capital to be dedicated to drug & addiction issues. I spoke. The video is here, watch the amazing speech by Chris from the drug users' union towards the end:
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Johann Hari Oct 5
Replying to @johannhari101
At the height of the worst sexual attacks on women in the world, he set up the only clinic to treat the women. It was burned down; he was threatened; he persisted and rebuilt. A hero.
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