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Mental Health Awareness: Humor

Updated: May 15, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

“Create Joy and Satisfaction” Here is a good read from Mental Health America:

Finding humor in the circumstances of life can lift moods with laughter and help people to better deal with and overcome difficult experiences.

What happens when our bodies when we laugh?

  • Levels of stress hormones decrease

  • Your heart, lungs, and muscles are stimulated

  • There is increased activity in parts of the brain’s reward system.

  • Endorphins – the body’s natural pain blockers – are released.

Incorporating humor into your daily life has many potential benefits

  • A stronger immune system

  • Improved mood and anxiety relief

  • Better interactions with others

  • Less burnout on the job

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