Jim Carrey, one of the funniest comics to come out of Canada, has also been transparent with the public about his struggle with mental illness. He has this to say about depression:
“I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don’t exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get enough sleep, consume positive material, surround yourself with support, then you aren’t giving yourself a fighting chance.”
– Jim Carrey
We don’t always have a choice in feeling depressed; sometimes it can be due to circumstances as we might be experiencing grief and loss, other times, it comes from a chemical imbalance. In either case, we do have a choice in how we deal with it. And by lining ourselves up to best handle feeling blue, we are giving ourselves the proactive gift of being on the road to healing.
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