One of the first things to go when you’re depressed is your sense of humor. Nothing is funny, even things that previously made you roll on the floor laughing. When the brain’s chemistry is out of balance, it’s more difficult to make that humor connection. The purpose of this blog is not to convince you that attending regular Laughter Yoga group sessions where you laugh with others can be a therapeutic treatment for depression. Gravity existed before Newton and never needed scientific validation. Laughter Yoga works. You think what you want. Here are great jokes to lighten up the topic of depression.
Attending regular Laughter Yoga group sessions where you laugh with others can be a therapeutic treatment for depression.
Patient: I have a problem doctor. I feel depressed and worthless.
Doctor: You should cut down on your drinks.
Patient: I don’t drink and have never touched a drop in my life.
Doctor: You should cut down on your smoking.
Patient: I don’t smoke either doctor.
Doctor: You should cut down on womanizing.
Patient: Good heavens! Haven’t touched a woman in my entire life.
Doctor: Your problem is you have no problems! Get yourself a drink, learn to smoke, and find a couple of girlfriends and you will be alright.
I’m absolutely healthy… The voices in my head agree as well.
I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline. They’ve got a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.
Welcome to the Psychiatric Hotline.
If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2.
If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5, and 6.
If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are depressed, it doesn’t matter which number you press. No one will answer.
If you are delusional and occasionally hallucinate, please be aware that the thing you are holding on the side of your head is alive and about to bite off your ear.