Judaism, Depression and Happiness

Exploring Jewish wisdom on the reasons for sadness and how to attain happiness.

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Comments (4)

(4) shlomo right, October 20, 2016 8:02 PM

I suffer from bipolar disorder

this illness is dibilitating it knows no shame and i can't seem to get over it help me please.

(3) Isobel, June 1, 2016 2:46 PM

Unfortunately far too short

(2) Rachel, June 1, 2016 2:34 AM

The Rabbi apparently doesn't understand the arts

The purpose of the arts (not decor nor entertainment) are to inspire us to greater empathy and aspire to become better human beings. I think it's kind of strange that he condemns collecting art for arts' sake but is fine a long as it's an investment. Similarly, while much of popular culture, including many Hollywood movies, are just entertainment, it's unfortunate if he also avoids all live theatre. I can't imagine my life without the profound wisdom and joy that the works of Shakespeare, Shaw, O'Neill, and other tremendous playwrights have given me over half a century.
Having suffered from both post partum depression and also depression following a brain injury, I would urge anyone suffering to see a medical doctor psychiatrist. If there is a chemical or neurological aspect, you will need the help of an MD. Don't feel guilty.

(1) Jong, May 31, 2016 12:43 PM

Meaning & Moving

Lucid, to the point, and down to earth. Fantastic!
I am craving more videos of Rabbi Akiva in Aish.
Thanks!!

 

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