Depression & Humor: Can they go together?

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Comedian and actress Ruby Wax gave a TED talk where she spoke about her struggles with depression.  She used lots of comedy mixed with some serious science and statistics about depression.

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives, but two-thirds will never seek help from a professional. Even when you isolate the U.S. population, the numbers are the same.

If you are suffering from depression or other type of mental illness, seek help from a professional.  You are not alone.  You do not have to go through this alone.

TED talk by Ruby Wax on Mental Illness

 

 

Dallas Texas State Fair: It’s Fried Food Time!

In Dallas, we LOVE our State Fair and our FRIED FOODS!  This year’s fair runs through October 19 and offers everything from Live Music to Petting Zoos, the Auto Show, Ostrich Races, and of course the fabulous food court.  The  fried food booths along the boardwalk are always packed with people looking for the latest offerings.

Dallas, Texas State fair food

From Thillist.com: FRIED LEMONADE

On Thrillist.com, David Maez writes about his trip to Dallas and his “little tasting journey through the temple of fried goodness that is the Texas State Fair.”  You can see his photos and read his comments on these fun foods:

Fried Chicken in a Waffle, Fried Peaches and Cream, Fried Lemonade, Fried Grilled Cheese, Fried Pumpkin Pie, Fried Meatloaf, and more.

Have you been to the State Fair in Dallas yet?  Challenge yourself to take some time off to see the fair this year.  You will be glad you did.

Calm Your Anxiety about Ebola

 

Public health experts in the U.S. can control this outbreak, even if it gets worse before it gets better.

Read TakePart.com article on why America can control the spread of the Ebola virus.

October 01, 2014 By 

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/01/heres-why-america-doesnt-need-panic-about-ebola-yet?cmpid=tpnews-eml-2014-10-04-ebola