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One way that smiling depression differs from other types of depression is that it’s often invisible. Others may be unaware that you’re depressed, and you may not realize it yourself. That’s one. “Smiling depression” is a term for someone living with depression on the inside while appearing perfectly happy or content on the outside.

Their public life is usually one that’s “put together,”. We’re gonna talk about it and why it’s actually more dangerous than major depression. Smiling depression is actually – its technical term is persistent depressive disorder although for a long, long time it was known as to dysthymia. It’s also known as high-functioning depression.

People presenting with “smiling depression” are at far greater risk of suicide because they feel they have no options for help. People presenting with “smiling depression” are at far greater risk of suicide because they feel they have no options for help. �� MTS Clash Back In Stock | CLICK HERE. The Hidden Danger of Smiling Depression People with depression are prone to thoughts about death and suicide.

In typical depression, people generally lack the energy to act on their suicidal thoughts. Those with smiling depression, however, tend to have the energy required to plan and act on such thoughts. The thing about smiling depression is that it doesn’t always manifest as depression to other people.

From the outside, someone with smiling depression can seem to be well-adjusted and fully in control of their lives, but inside they’re facing a lot of inner turmoil and conflict. Some might not even realize that they’re depressed. Smiling Depression patients are generally more active than chronically depressed people.

They can plan out their suicide properly. Hence such people are more dangerous when it comes to suicide. Why is smiling depression so common these days? Following mentioned are 5 reasons why depression is getting alarmingly common these day. Typically, people suffering with classic, severe depression might have suicidal thoughts, but not the energy to act on their feelings.

However, those suffering from smiling depression have the. The worst part about smiling depression is the risk of suicide. Yes, this ailment is dangerous, and it’s simply because there are few who know the truth behind the smile. Most people with smiling depression never give others a reason to worry about them.

They are active, intelligent and seem to be content with life for the most part. Why Smiling Depression is Dangerous The Risk of Suicide Getting Help for Walking Depression Depression is a mood disorder that is typically associated with extreme sadness and a despair that is so all-consuming that you can’t get out of bed or function in your day-to-day life.

List of related literature:

Some patients may try to compensate for their lack of facial expression and reduced mobility in order to mask their depression by smiling; this is colloquially termed ‘smiling depression’.

“Fish's Clinical Psychopathology: Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry” by Frank James Fish, Patricia R. Casey, Brendan Kelly
from Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology: Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry
by Frank James Fish, Patricia R. Casey, Brendan Kelly
Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2007

These results suggest that the diminished smiling exhibited by schizophrenic and depressed individuals is not due to problems adhering to social display rules but is more likely linked to deficits in spontaneous expression.

“What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)” by Paul Ekman, Paul Ekman Erika L. Rosenberg, Rosenberg Ekman, Erika L. Rosenberg, Lecturer Department of Psychology Erika L Rosenberg, M. Brewster Smith, Professor of Psychology Paul Ekman, PH D
from What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)
by Paul Ekman, Paul Ekman Erika L. Rosenberg, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 1997

This is often called smiling depression.

“Handbook on Counseling Youth” by John McDowell, Bob Hostetler
from Handbook on Counseling Youth
by John McDowell, Bob Hostetler
Thomas Nelson, 1996

The act of smiling releases serotonin, the “happy chemical” in the brain, relieving stress and promoting health.

“The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design” by Lance Hosey
from The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design
by Lance Hosey
Island Press, 2012

One of the enduring characteristics of mothers of depressed or otherwise sick children who do not smile is their own frustration and depression.

“Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians” by Abram Hoffer, Andrew W. Saul
from Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone: Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians
by Abram Hoffer, Andrew W. Saul
Basic Health, 2008

For example, depressed patients may smile occasionally but will revert to their prevailing mood of sadness.

“Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002

The loss of facial expression and infrequent smiling — the ‘mask faces’ – is often indistinguishable from the uncompromisingly miserable face of a patient with severe retarded depression, and this is another diagnostic trap, compounded by the fact that many patients with parkinsonism actually are severely depressed.

“Neurological Differential Diagnosis” by John Patten
from Neurological Differential Diagnosis
by John Patten
Springer, 1996

In summary, the literature includes many attempts to explain the volatility smile.14 Most studies document that the curvature of the smile is negatively related to option maturity.

“Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management” by Cheng-Few Lee, John Lee
from Handbook of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management
by Cheng-Few Lee, John Lee
Springer US, 2010

But a genuine smile is the gift that keeps on giving: genuine smiles can trigger the release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, all neurotransmitters associated with pleasure and happiness.

“The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter” by Tonya Reiman
from The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter
by Tonya Reiman
Pocket Books, 2007

Because there are multiple causes for depression and many hormones involved, it is obviously an intricate system that keeps us smiling.

“The Secret Female Hormone” by Kathy C. Maupin, M.D.
from The Secret Female Hormone
by Kathy C. Maupin, M.D.
Hay House, 2014

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  • I have always kind of felt like I’m living a double life since I hide things so much. I don’t want to come out and say ‘I have depression’ or something bc I don’t think people would take me seriously. I don’t think that they would believe me and just think I’m being dramatic since I never ever show it. I have gone to counseling and still have never brought a lot of it up bc I don’t even notice it. I just don’t know what to do and feel lost. I decided to do some research today and found this video. It’s made it so clear that I kind of am living a double life. The inner one is just as real, and just as important. I have to now work on bringing that one to the surface. Thank you for this video:)

  • I have no idea what is going on, Just a few minutes ago I suddenly got really upset and started crying for no reason. I thought that was it but now I just feel, weird. I have no want to do anything at all. I had thought to myself”you can’t do anything” but I know that’s not true and I have no idea where that came from. I don’t feel upset at the moment but I just feel empty.

  • I was really shocked when I found out that I had almost every sign back in the middle school, and some of them still last. Even though I’ve become happy again in recent years, I know there’s still something wrong, something that can never be the same as before. I thought I couldn’t have been THAT sick.

  • Hi. I m salin.. I wanna tell u something.. That Jesus loves u. I know its hard for u to believe this. I had anxiety and depression too. When u said one day u wud have the courage to spk ure heart. I was really moved. I can assure u my friend if u get to know Jesus u wud be able To say from ure heart that u re absolutely joyfull. And for all thoss who are fighting depression and anxiety like i did once. That please get a copy of The Bible and start reading it and believe from your heart that Jesus died for ure sins. U will certainly recieve forgiveness for u re sins and experience joy like never before. I urge u my friends from the bottom of my heart to believe in Jesus and read the Bible atleast once.

  • The only people knows that I have depression it’s been 10 years now are only those who sees my comment.
    Or else everybody thinks I’m too much happy with my life for being careless about most of everything and don’t know how to be serious.

  • This chanel helped me discover my mental health
    I thought i was happy, but it was fake, i can relate to everything in this video, except the drugs

  • I feel like my mom will not listen or under stand what im trying to say that will help here see the bug picture of how i really feel! Im always happyer with my girlfriend she knows how i feel she has it too. Maybe the song is right maybe all the kids are depressed…

  • In my class and to all my family and friends, I seem like the happy person, the person that always has a smile on their face but I only smile to hide how I really feel on the inside. When I’m walking around and a person looks at me, I always think “Are they making fun of me?” “ Is my hair messed up?” I get made fun of a lot at my school, people normally say things like this “ Your hair is messy.” “Is that shirt too tight coz you look fat?” “Your glasses look weird on your face.” I pretend like I ignore these comments but I honestly feel like it’s getting too much. I have been starting to drift away from my friends and never hang out with them. When people ask if I’m okay, I always say I’m fine. I haven’t told anyone about this. I wish I can learn to love myself but it’s hard when people do this.

  • idk is its just me but I think I have hidden Depression! I am not even lying axcept I dont take drugs. everything in this video is ligit how I feel!

  • good thing i don’t have depression. i’m just sleep deprived, i have major anxiety, i hide my problems a lot, and i never cared about my body!:>

  • So you show to others, what do you think will happen? Not only it makes them sad it makes you sad too. After a while they don’t like you too. Better to have a happy face.

  • my mom when she found out her favourite artist passed away because of stress and depression: guys, depression is real and killing people, we need to take a stand

    also my mom when i told i think i have depression and have suicidal thoughts: youre so cruel and ungrateful, your dad and i give you everything and you do this to us

  • To build on our vision to make psychology accessible for everyone, we created a mini crash course on the different types of depressive disorders. Hope this helps clarify the different subtypes! If you guys want us to do more videos like this, let us know which topics you’d like us to cover! Also, we’ve partnered with better help to provide affordable online counselling. Check them out here: https://hasofferstracking.betterhelp.com/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=364 It’s a referral code from us.

  • I suffer from extreme depression and it’s refreshing to here other people talk about it. Makes me feel like I’m not alone. Have you ever thought about registering your dog as an emotional support dog?

    I had therapy for about 5 months…i didn’t found it helpful so i stopped with it….after that i found BTS and they rlly helped with my depression…(and it’s free so…give it a try ppl)

  • I feel so empty, I get mood swings, sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I feel suicidal and want to give up….I don’t know what’s happening ��

  • A lot of people think I’m depressed, one time I was drawing on my arm in class and someone said a was cutting myself, I’m not even sure if I am??

  • Sometimes I feel like my (fake) friend is depressed. She always overacts, like sometimes I have a different opinion than her and she gets mad. This happens at least once a week. Is she overreacting or is she depressed??

  • somedays are bad days, somedays days are not. i dont know if I am just over reacting my emotions or i am actually “depressed”.

    today is a bad day. I couldn’t do anything, I have some serious deadlines for this week and I don’t care. I couldn’t bring myself to even start them. today I told a friend how I felt (it’s a first) but as soon as I did it, I dismissed it as It was smth silly and i was just kidding. today I smile to my parents, my mom thinks there is smth wrong with me, that i am more irritated lately, but I just cannot tell her. I don’t even know how I feel.

    sometimes good days are just bad days in disguise. and as soon as I am alone I feel sad again. to not feel it I shut down my brain and try not yo feel anything at all.

    I don’t look like I am “depressed”, I look happy. I look like someone who has many objectives in her life and is achieving them. but some shity reason I feel empty, like everything I do is worthless. i ve been feeling this way for some years now. it comes and goes, but lately I cannot hide them as easily as before, and they are more present in my life.

    Few months ago I friend of mine commited suicide. nobody knows why he did it, he never looked depressed or had any serious problem. He had a good family, a good job and good friends. I wonder if he felt the same as I am now. and I am terrified to think if it is how it ends if I don’t “control ” it.

    maybe tomorrow will good day. a day I can brushed it of those feelings and will be more easy to smile, to enjoy, to be productive. Tomorrow i may be happy. I will forget of how I felt today and i will think I was just being such a dramatic and it was foolish. I don’t even have good reasons to feel “depressed”. What I was trying to do today is not ask for help, I was just trying to get attention and that’s embarrassing.

    I liked your video, and the only reason why I am writing this comment, it’s because is very unlikely that someone I know will read it.

  • I tried to do stuff to help me but no one I know tries to help me either.

    Imagine being a teenager who’s set to inherit a lot of money, yet still pays for her own therapy since her parents would never

  • Parents:”Youll be fine, toughen up”
    Me: Oh boy! WhY dIdNT I ThInK oF ThAt
    And they wonder why im in my room talking on xbox all day.
    At least my freinds care about me.

  • I too have these symptoms, but no one justs me and my feelings, Everyone is always concerned about them and I feel I am always lonely

  • Hello, some people don’t know they had this, until I tried to find why I couldn’t be depressed at school, fake emotions.
    This has been going on for as long as I can remember…

    I want someone to see through my smiling mask, no one in my life has…

  • im been in depression for a year and my parents keeps on saying its because of that goddamn phone i couldnt help but cry and my parents didnt know how i feel. my bestie stopped being bestfriends with me and replaced me with another girl. my crush is already dating someone and rejected me before he had a gf. When will my life become good?

  • In my whole life,I just wanna go on a peaceful place just by myself where the view is beautiful,beautiful sunset,beautiful birds chirping on the beautiful sky on a cliff which that place can be my best friend my only best friend,its a place where I’ll let my anger out where I’ll let all my tears out where I can shout out all my insecurities and problem where I can show how much I hate the world when I know the world hates me but I know Lord loves me and I love Lord too ❤️

    Because I love Lord I never give up I always think his always beside me and us all because he wants the best of us while we are all living in the world we are in right now ��

    -I believe in God and we all have different beliefs so if you don’t think God is true I respect your beliefs but just ignore this comment if you don’t believe in God

  • Shazin! I’m so pleased to see you. I know exactly what you’re talking about and I think you’re so inspirational. It’s not always as easy to talk about these things as it should be and you’re helping to change that. Your tips are great take one step at a time, maximise your up days, talk. Just one thing, I used to be a competitive swimmer so I can help you fight the stereotype! �� But, seriously, good on you! ����xx

  • I’m not gonna lie I recently looked into the mirror and just started crying. I literally look so dead and my whole face is just pale/tired

  • Wow Jo!!! Love this, thank you sharing, I love how you brought up the point “hide behind a smile” it’s a real thing people really do, not only you. I hope this message goes viral!!! It’s bringing light in the darkness! Love you xoxo

  • I have smiling depression, and I don’t know the reason why… I just do. I don’t think there is a way to cure it if there is no reason, I am 12 and I appreciate the info.

  • I think my depression is that big that if a random person says something bad about me I would really go and slap them in front of everyone

  • Honestly I just want to learn to hide my depression from everyone. Every time I’ve ever expressed sadness or emotion to the people around me it’s met with losing that person, making me feel guilty for ruining the mood, or that what I feel isn’t significant enough. I don’t want anyone to know I’m depressed because I already know and have been shown multiple times truly no one around me cares.

  • Im not depressed but when I feel sad and useless I then think of the kids who don’t have anything. How much would they give to be living in your life you ungrateful brat, get up your over reacting. Don’t tell mom and dad because they just went to the hospital, don’t tell older sister because you already have and she tells you “your not depressed, you don’t know how it feels”. Don’t tell younger brother because you always shout at him for no reason. Don’t tell friends because you don’t have any, you only talk and smile to them. Your overweight, your slightly retarded, your lazy, your tired, your sad. Why are you sad? You have no reason, you have everything you need and want. You don’t think about suicide because that could end parents jobs, you don’t think about cutting your wrists because if someone find it they’ll ask you why. I don’t know! I laugh when someone gets hurt, I’m a bad person. Why do I want other people to like me? Why am I like this?

  • I can’t study it’s hard and sometimes i fell asleep when i was learning i always act happy sometimes and yeah i always cry but when i got my tablet my life just changed my life was better now so i keep playing my tablet and it makes me happy every day so i don’t know if i have depression or not….

  • My friend is showing signs of depression and I didn’t know what to do, so I watched this because Psych2go always helps me with my problems but the thing is I don’t know how to help them they are ignoring me

  • Hey! Do you have video to deal with someone who is probably having deppression? I’m not good at emotion and heart to heart thingy but my friends seemed down and may have some of this symptoms, why is that?��

  • Not sure if I have depression or just super sad. I’ve cut myself before just to feel emotional relieved.
    Me: Hey.. I think I have depression.. Etc2..
    Friend: It’s all in your mind..you think too much.
    Me: Oh ok.

  • Ok, if you know the show my hero academia then this reminds of bakugo! Mood swings, being mad all the time time for no reason! Ane he almost always has a mental breakdown every session or something like that! But the big picture that made me think this was he always what’s to be the best at everything and better than ever one! ( im a weeb sorry!)

  • It’s as brave thing to share you thoughts like that.

    I suffer the opposite problem. I rarely smile. People have often told to smile more. So it goes both ways. Some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves while some of us are able to hide it.

  • “It’s all made in youre head,get our it”
    That’s the hard part,youre own worst enemy,youre person that says to them selfs and this sentence is thrown around without meaning and depression like this video has show many from.saying this to someone with depression is insault or hateful comment because you dont know how there feeling but they wont say but you jughe on template of perfect person.this not to anyone as spitefull comment but advice or reminder, dont say something and not think it will have consequnces, because youre own words csn be used against or you make sitauion worse with words only.

  • Hi john,
    I think there a two sides:

    There is indeed a positive aspect in putting a smile on your face without feeling it. If I smile to someone its likely that he/she will smile back and we may have a good conversation, that elevates my mood in real.

    But, on the other hand, it costs tremendeous amound of energy.

    I try to find a good way, between showing and hiding how i really feel.
    And its not easy for my friends to deal with me as I am depressed and showing it. It is difficult to deal with, though they want to support me.

    If i wouldnt play to be happy, i would have missed lot of my best times in my life.

    So for me the question is then and to whom I am showing my endless dispear.

    Dont punish yourself for hiding your depression.

  • Jo this moved me so much. You are an incredible inspiration to share your story so real & so raw, that will bless others. Romans 8:28 comes to mind xoxo ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • I’ve been seeing a guy for a few months. From the moment I laid my eyes on his I know he’s got so much in his plate. Saddest eyes I’ve ever seen. He does smile but I can feel he’s not fully happy. His mood can change real quick, easily saddened though never angry, he has alcohol issue, he’s a workaholic, too. I want him to get professional help if he is suffering but Idk how to make him to. He’s one of the most kindhearted guy I promise myself I’ll do my best to be by his side. I hope I can see the light in his eyes sometime soon.

  • I have most of the symptoms for persistent depressive disorder I wanna tell my aunty what I’m going through but she won’t understand and she will think I’m over exaggerating

  • Year Of 2016
    Me:mom i have anxiety
    Mom:ur to young to have anxiety,do u even know what is even anxiety
    Me:*i am just trying to ask for help,why cant u just help me*
    Now in 2020, i have depression and anxiety but i didn’t tell my parents cuz they will think i am crazy or maybe i don’t even know what is the meaning of depression and anxiety. they will never believe me. i’ve been suffering for so long and they still didn’t know,heh.

    I Just Wanna Ask This,
    Does our parents puts to much pressure on us or maybe just expect us to be perfect?

  • Please open your mind and listen to me now okay now not tommorow but now,I just want to help you cause I had social anxiety and depression too before,Beleive in me,FOLLOW this steps:
    1.Always pray every night to lord Jesus christ or read bible.
    2.OPEN YOUR MIND(Listen to others opinion)
    3.Believe in your self(Love your self)
    4.Search for “EVERY TEENAGE GIRLS NEED TO HEAR” vid. here in youtube
    And last think on my advice

  • My mum thinks I’m depressed I’m always sad I get mood swings I get jealous really easily I don’t like asking for help bc I feel dumb but most ppl think I’m to young to be depressed bc I’m 10:( idk I’m not self diagnosing don’t worry

  • There this girl in my classroom how hides her depression i dont know why she dose that i would talk too her but she dont tell me why she actually is so depressed i tried too get her too talk too me but she dose not want too talk too me i called the sucide preventen hotline cause i wanted too find out what going on with her life cause i dont like what she said too me im done

  • My grandma and my mom always are pressuring me and I cry a lot and my sister verbally abuses me my sister asked me if I have depresión and I don’t know could anybody help?

  • i feel nothing but bursts of anger and sadness sometimes like ill laugh at jokes and stuff but it’s all short i feel blank and i forget memories my mind feels just nothing

  • I don’t want to believe this video, but I’m actually thinking I have Persistent Depressive Disorder.
    I have all if those problems.
    I hate it, I think I want to get help. But since I’m a teen it’s scary to talk to an adult and if I told my close friends, they’d scoff and tell everyone else.
    I’m worried at this point.

    I hate the fact that my head is so wrapped around this, I want to get some help badly.

  • Is it just me or i feel like i have this but i aint no depressed im just easy to GET depressed (lol are the depressed white people quotes here in the comments)

  • Then Christ Jesus said: “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
    For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

    Matthew 11: 28 30

  • Hate when people say
    Depression is nothing you just need to go out it’s exactly like saying to a person with cancer that cancer is nothing he should just go out ��

  • Good to know from you!! I’m happy that you can express that!!
    Remember ” when the heart of a person changes….everything changes “.
    you doing this are in the right way!
    btw…The sound is weird…or is like this??


    B) Mental and Emotional Level
    -Learn to think and feel correctly. To do this:
-Be aware and knowledgeable of the mind’s five dimensions: sensory (manas), intellectual (buddhi), emotional (chitta), ego (ahamkara) and soul (atman).
-Improve self-esteem by moving away from victimhood and self-pity. Feel good about your personal achievements. Be grateful for what you have and for any help that you may receive, etc.
-Cultivate self-control (study from Dunedin New Zealand University).
    Do not continually dramatize, complain, or blame. Do the right thing. Take care of yourself and others.
Eliminate bad habits for mental health: desires, adherence to negative thoughts, vanity, selfishness, etc.
    https://youtu.be/CRYPoghjobI (Spanish)
    https://youtu.be/-_PFdi5LV2A (Spanish)
    https://youtu.be/dPKhgDo9cxI (Spanish)
-Cultivate positive thoughts, fight intolerance.
-Always see the good side of things.
    Avoid 1) seeing bad news on TV, media, etc. on a daily basis, 2) seeing violent or amoral movies, 3) people, conversations, or environments that are negative.
    -Relate proactively with friends and family who are positive, enriching, and capable of understanding your problems.
Remain calm and active
-Distinguish between pain (objective) and suffering (subjective).
    -Know the law of cause and effect (karma) to better understand pain and suffering. Discover that pain caused by an accident, illness, crisis, etc. purifies karma and promotes mastery and skill.
-Be tolerant of other people’s defects and weaknesses.
-Rise above worldly problems and deal with them without emotional involvement.
-Cultivate virtue as an essential path to happiness.

Beneficial activities:
Level 2 music (intellectual and happy): (jazz, zarzuela or operetta, good quality pop, etc.) and level 3 music (morally and emotionally enriching): classical (e.g.,: Beethoven’s 9th symphony “All men will be brothers”), etc.), soundtracks from inspirational films (e.g., from composers: John Barry, Leonard Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, John Williams, etc.)

Enriching readings: “The Little Prince” by Saint-Exupéry, “Juan Salvador Gaviota” and “Illusions” by Richard Bach, books by Elizabeth Kübler Ross, Ekhart Tolle, Jorge Bucay, Jorge Adoum, etc. Uplifting poetry for the mind. Pre-Socratic Philosophers  https://youtu.be/I4yKb57wu2Y
classic https://youtu.be/1Hj8w-0zdUE (Spanish)
stoic  https://youtu.be/EUO0tXbR4Po (Spanish)

Inspirational YouTube videos and lectures:

 https://youtu.be/axEzTbDkS7U (Spanish)

Cognitive psychologists such as Alberto Soler, Rafael Santandreu, etc. (Spanish)

Doctors like Dr. Mario Alonso Puig  https://www.youtube.com/c/MOTIVANDO (Spanish)
Philosophers like Alfonso López Quintás, professor emeritus at the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) (Spanish)

Speakers like Dyer Wayne
Ekhart Tolle
https://youtu.be/rRr5m3-gDPU (Spanish)

Facundo Cabral  https://youtu.be/51Y7TgNf73E
Euge Oller  https://youtu.be/axEzTbDkS7U

Movies about exemplary real-life people:
“Alive”, “The walk” (tightrope walker)  https://youtu.be/4W6byFcD5uE
“Amelia” (Amelia Earhart, aviator), “Woman Walks Ahead” (Sitting Bull painter Jessica Chastain), “The Bridge of Spies” (Tom Hanks, spy swap), “Always by your side (Hachiko)”, “In Search of Happiness” (Will Smith loses his job), “Untouchable” (wheelchair), “The blind side” (rugby player), “Invictus” (Nelson Mandela), “Captain Phillips” (Tom Hanks ), “Erin Brockovich” (contaminated waters), “The king’s speech” (stutterer),
”Monuments men” (Nazi paintings), “Pelé” (footballer), etc.

Uplifting documentaries and videos about Nature, science, the Universe, quantum physics, NDE, etc.

  • After 5 years..i told my parents im being bullied and being depressed and thats why you never see me out of bed and always being so silent

    But they dint belive me so..they said No, you are not being bullied or being depressed. You are overeacting on words people tell you. I just want to die

  • I try to explain my emotions to my “friend” because he asked to hear about them.But then he told other people that I was a liar because I always seemed happy at school. Is there anything I could do?

  • I have my own kind of smiling depression. At school I’m smiling, telling jokes and at home too if there is someone but in fact I have depressed mind… I tried to show someone, but i can’t, for everyone I’m normal girl with happy life…

  • Mate what an awesome and helpful video. I love it. My cat Lily was my depression cat and she always knows when I am down, she comforts me when I’m pretending to be ok

  • “It’s all made in youre head,get over it”
    That’s the hard part,youre own worst enemy,youre person that says to them selfs and this sentence is thrown around without meaning and depression like this video has show many from.saying this to someone with depression is insault or hateful comment because you dont know how there feeling but they wont say but you jughe on template of perfect person.this not to anyone as spitefull comment but advice or reminder, dont say something and not think it will have consequnces, because youre own words csn be used against or you make sitauion worse with words only.

  • I have some friends who are depressed for reasonable reasons, but I just have Social Anxiety, but I say I have depression, not for fame, but because I believe I do. Obviously, since I haven’t gotten a real therapy session.

  • This video perfectly sums up the way I feel from time to time. I’d never heard of smiling depression before, but your description completely clicked with the way I feel. It’s baffling to me, how I can smile so much at work (shop work, like you did), but then be so anxious to get out and be productive at home. I’m constantly cancelling social meetings, because I feel anxious. And that cycle of guilt you talked about, I completely understand!

    I’ve subscribed to your channel & will watch more. I actually stumbled across your channel, because of your “work in Canada” videos. It’s something I was casually looking into. I think I’ve fallen out of love with how congested and busy London is it can feel quite lonely, when your friends are on the other side of the capital. Would love to escape to somewhere with beautiful nature, like Canada or one of the Scandinavian countries. I’ve recently turned 30, so feel like time isn’t on my side, given the visa age limits, so I would have to fundraise & apply for the visa, pretty fast!

    How difficult is it to find work in Canada? It’s a tad scary to me, but so appealing! I took it as a massive sign that I should consider this, when you mentioned 2 cities in your other video London (where I live now) & Bristol (where I grew up & lived for 21 years).

    Anyway I never write comments on youtube but felt compelled, as I’ve connected with a lot of what you’ve said over the few videos I’ve watched. Sorry the essay, but I had lots to say! I have lots more that I want to ask and discuss, but for now I’ll just say thank you for sharing! It’s inspiring to hear your stories so far you’ve got some cogs moving in my head.

  • I can swim. Like Michael Phelps. For like 4 seconds flat. Then it’s down to the bottom of the pool/lake/ocean to be food for algae and sharks.

    I hadn’t heard that term ‘smiling depression’, but I do recognise the symptoms you describe. Keep doing what you’re doing to get better.

  • I got literally most minus a few damn and I’ve been this way since 2010, due to lost of people to death my self image, others hurting me verbally and a break up and losing friendships, damn

  • R.A.K. asked me post this:-

    The Charities Below Will Give Help & Support
    http://www.childline.org.uk & http://www.youngminds.org.uk
    & http://www.themix.org.uk
    If you are outside of the UK I suggest you still visit these sites, also use your search engine to find mental health charities, include words free, mental health, teenage. Good luck
    Let me know if you found this helpful. David ❤️

  • Lost my father a year ago
    Got bashed alot of times in school by teacher in school
    I handled it till here
    Today my cat got killed by my neighbor’s dog she took her last breath in my hands
    I broke down

    Since then m having a swing in my mood

  • I’m glad your expressing what your going through as well able to find a helpful solution. I think you will help a lot of others feel more comfortable to share ��

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  • Do you know anyone who might relate to this video? Do you mind sharing this with them? We feel that the more awareness that we can build around the topics of depression, the more lives we can potentially reach. If you did, that would mean a lot. Also, we did a video on things to avoid when depressed: https://youtu.be/lHYo8YvhgkM

  • I only have two I hope this goes away because at some point while I’m thinking I’m loosing oxygen and sometimes I find myself literally shaking and when I tell everyone they think I’m lying and they think I’m acting my parents included except for my brother who saw me on the floor experiencing the loss of oxygen

  • I am at that point were my mind wants to shout at my parents and my sister because theyer makeing it worse and unknowing treating me like garbage.

  • Im glad your doing this as im not at that stage myself. I dont think you are a poser for doing this. Your far more braver then am i.

  • I’ve only harmed myself 4 times before

    1st time, I was angry and I needed a way to get my emotions out.

    2nd time, I was angry and I needed a way to get my emotions out.

    3rd time, I was sad and needed a way to get my emotions out.

    4th time, I felt guilty and needed a way to get my emotions out.

    I stopped after my mom yelled at me for making my arm “ugly”

  • Really appreciate this video and your honesty. It’s extremely hard to be transparent to anyone, let alone filming it and putting it out for the world to see. Kudos to you and thank you

  • When i started an arguement with my dad he said:
    “Parents know how to teach their kids better! Listen to me!”
    Or something like:
    “We know better!”
    I started crying and went to the Kitchen and grabbed a knife to cut myself, it didn’t work, i sobbed and sobbed, my mom called me and i faked a fake smile and said “I’m alright!” Then when i cried to her and told her the reason i was crying and that i tried to cut myself, she said:
    “Sweetie, don’t do that ever again, there are people who are suffering more than you!” And after that, i stopped sobbing and didn’t feel better though, just completely empty, to this day, i forgot about it.

  • Me before watching: Maybe I can use this video to see if my frienda are depressed and I can help them!:D

    After The Video

    Me, having a lot or a few of the symptoms of every depressive disorder: Wha-

  • When you rather just isolate yourself from the world and everybody around you. Than to let people know how you feel because you just feel like a burden if you ask for help..

  • For me depression is like Corona virus, if you get diagnosed with depression well it is very hard to get rid of it and, almost the same with anxiety but you can’t really get SOMETHING to be protected for being diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety (I don’t know if you CAN but that would be cool)
    AND you can get suicidal thoughts and DIE like with the virus that was ONCE a meme and then became WORLDWIDE
    And I haven’t seen the video yet but I can say that I have depression and anxiety (and I am just saying this because I’m saying,
    YOU. ARE. NOT. A L O N E)

    Sorry for any bad english ��

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(theological virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity).
-Detachment from the past, objects, roles,and people (not to confuse love with emotional attachment). The ephemeral is not real, the Real is permanent, eternal, and infinite.
-Develop universal compassion  https://youtu.be/W2QjZIg57UE (Video is in Spanish)
    -Fight the inner battle that we all carry within (Battle of Kurukshetra in the Bhagavad Guita) between truth and falsehood, soul and ego, creation and destruction, light and dark….
-Do not take life too seriously, life is just a dream, a game (God’s Lilac):
What is life but a dream? Lewis Caroll
We are made of the same fabric as our dreams. William Shakespeare
If you want your dreams to come true, wake up! Ambrose Bierce
In this dream world, when someone tells what they have dreamed, the story is also just a dream. Chinese proverb
    And the greatest good is small; that all life is a dream, and that dreams are just dreams. Calderón de la Barca
”And, whether it is true or a dream, to do the right thing is what matters / because it may be true / if not true, doing the right thing will get you friends / for when we wake up”. Calderón de la Barca
Sleeping I dream what I dream when I am awake. My dreaming is continuous…
So much life in a dream! So much dream in a life!
Traveler, your footprints are the only road, nothing else. A.Machado
Plato drew in La República the foundational image of the cavern, where prisoners in the cave take for real the shadows that an external bonfire casts on the wall.

-Unselfish service to others (charity): volunteering, parish, online activism (seeing God in everything), everything counts.
-Divine attributes: Love, Goodness, Truth, Beauty, Peace, Perfection, Holiness, etc.
-Know God as the Absolute, Eternal, Infinite, Almighty and the One
-Deep knowledge of spiritual laws, of the path to perfection and Self-realization (Spiritual Enlightenment).

    -Soul powers as instruments of consciousness to get out of depression and reach happiness, freedom, and feel safe:

1. Memory (remember that we are children of God, He sustains us, loves us unconditionally, we belong to Him, we are part of Him). Memory of his Word (gospel and religious Scriptures of different religions). Be grateful for all the gifts received.

2. Understanding (wisdom and knowledge of Reality, of Truth, of the way forward, what is Life? Emotional Detachment, separation of soul and body, we are not the body (the brother donkey that called St. Francis) but the soul that manifests in a body, like light in a light bulb or water in a well.  https://youtu.be/EWsjxTC6-Mw (Spanish)
We are a local manifestation of a universal field: we are one, we are Him. (Hindu Advaita Philosophy).

3. Will: Determination to seek God, live to please Him (Christian concept of charity: God is all, we are one), live to love Him with our heart, pray continually, speak to Him, ask for His protection).

    -Make a small altar to pray in a corner of the house reserved exclusively for it.

-Know different paths of spirituality (sadhana):

Mosaic Law and Gospel (good news: we are children of God).

Lectio divina: lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer) and contemplatio (contemplation of the Spirit in everything):
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lectio_Divina (Spanish)

Raja yoga, Kriya yoga: Eightfold path of Yoga
 http://www.yogananda-srf.org/El_Óctuple_Sendero_del_Yoga.aspx (Spanish)

The four noble truths and the noble eightfold Buddhist path:
https://www.budismo-valencia.com/budismo/camino-octuple (Spanish)

Stoic philosophers, Advaita philosophy (uniqueness, omnipresence of God),…


Beneficial activities:
 https://youtu.be/JLjae1tdm40 (Spanish)
Level 4 Music: Religious (Gregorian Chant, Choral, Christmas Carols,  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1_hY-f4NpogF70Jgal5GIHC5mvpr_YYJ) JS Bach Masses, GF Haendel, WA Mozart, etc.), devotional music (Hindu sankirtan, etc.)

Religious and mystical reading: Bhagavad Guita, Upanishads, Patanjali, “Autobiography of a Yogi” and complete work of Paramahansa Yogananda, Book of Psalms  https://youtu.be/J8rTt2mcYlE (Spanish)
Proverbs, Gospels, Parables of Jesus (The prodigal son  https://youtu.be/X_QCQ5i7NKs, The Sower Mt 13: 1-23, The wheat and tares (TE REFIERES A LA PARABOLA DEL TRIGO Y DE LA CIZAÑA, VERDAD?), The lost sheep, The mustard seed, etc.), Beatitudes, “He and I” by the French mystic Gabrielle Bossis, Anthony de Mello (complete works), Thomas Kempis (Imitation of Christ), St. Juan de la Cruz, St Teresa de Jesús, works of the Italian mystic María Valtorta (The Gospel as it has been revealed to me) https://youtu.be/THc392aAwcs
    https://youtu.be/nQRA4h9_HxY (Spanish)

    Miguel de Molinos (quietism), Persian mystic Omar Khayyam (“The wine of the mystic”)  https://www.biografiasyvidas.com/biografia/k/khayyam.htm (Spanish)
Sufi mystics, eastern and western mystical poetry, etc.

    Movies and documentaries about the lives of saints:
“Friar Broom” (S. Martin de Porres)  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8E75E0BFE3822B50 (Spanish)
S. Isidore the Farmer, S. Francis of Assisi, S. Anthony of Padua, S. Rita of Cascia, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Jesus of Nazaret, Gandhi, “Awake” (Paramahansa Yogananda), films about the Virgin of Fatima, Lourdes (” Bernadette ”, etc.), Molokai (Father Damien) etc.
SRF  https://www.youtube.com/user/YoganandaSRF

“A Course in Miracles” with Jorge Pellicer (biologist)
 https://youtu.be/lxrT7Fplgaw (Spanish)

Today’s Gospel:
 https://www.youtube.com/c/Oracionesenvideo (Spanish)

”I am”  https://www.youtube.com/c/YosoyEspiritual (Spanish)


  • Life is hard sometimes. But we have to stay strong. Sometimes I also feel like giving up. I feel like no one cares about me. I think we all feel like that sometimes. But this is what life is. If we can deal with it, we will find success. I hope you understood what I mean and sorry if I had bad grammar.

  • When you have like all these symptoms, but you don’t want to self diagnose and look like an idiot, but you don’t wanna tell anyone about it, because no one will believe you because you’re just a little kid

    Couldn’t be me

  • me: cries and feels insecure, does se1f h4rm, not close to confident
    bestfriends: dude quit acting depressed, no offense.
    i just wish someone would understand my pain. i hate everything about myself. i get called an attention seeker, and more names. how am i even acting depressed?


    There are 3 basic principles:

1. Receive support from family and friends who should listen, understand and love the depressed person.
2. Seek professional help (diagnosis and adequate therapy).
3. Understand that depression will improve or heal with time if you are patient, prudent, and determined to fight it. To do this, you have to gradually improve your surrounding environment and personal circumstances on three levels:

A) Physical Level

 Be active and improve your inner well-being.

 Have a healthy diet (Omega 3 ALA, DHA and EPA, proteins, vitamins, few carbohydrates and sugars, Q10, minerals: magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, good hydration, etc.), anti-inflammatory diet  https://youtu.be/Wv9uJZ2gzjQ
preferably vegetarian, etc.

-Quantity and quality of sleep, not sleeping too little or too much (7-8 hrs. for most people), go to bed at around the same time and get up at the same time, having dinner at least two hours before going to sleep, etc.

-Receive enough sunlight, schedule daily walks outside, contact with nature, physical exercise, etc.

-Maintain upright body posture, straight back.

-Practice Hatha yoga, Tai chi, Qigong, etc.

See documentaries, video tutorials and books about it.

Level 1 music: rhythmic, virtuosic (ex: Cameron Carpenter, Yamandu Costa, Hilary Hahn, virtuous children, etc.), fun music, joyous soundtracks, for example:
”7 Brides for 7 Brothers”  https://youtu.be/m2pFtpjuSrs
“The Magnificent 7″  https://youtu.be/jMTomlNR81A
“Mary Poppins”  https://youtu.be/kG6O4N3wxf8
“The Sound of Music”  https://youtu.be/4M1XC00RMA8
“Chitty chitty bang bang”  https://youtu.be/ZTTzcXSLjhI
“Les Demoiselles de Rochefort”  https://youtu.be/0S8_x-qOCBI
“Singing in the Rain”  https://youtu.be/D1ZYhVpdXbQ
Joyful John Williams Soundtracks (In Search of the Lost Ark, E.T, Star Wars, etc.) E. Morricone, etc.

  • One of my friends is depressed because she said that she’s ugly but I don’t think she’s ugly I think she’s amazing wonderfully done beautiful and even some people at my school call me ugly but I ignore it

  • Nobody and nothing would help you through this, just you and only you can do the healing for you. Yes you strong enough to do this, yes you can that’s all that matters. I believe me, i believe you. live your life or end your life, that’s your decision. This world not perfect, why you dont make it perfect?

  • The 5 emotions of depression in school:

    1. Happy. You’re in a new school, and you want to make friends, but sometimes that can be a little difficult.

    2. sad. As you get going, there are as always bullies, in this case rebels. You are trying to make new friends, but the bullies stop you from doing that.

    3. Angry. The bullies keep bullying you more and more, and you want to fight against it with all your might, but you get angrier for each punch they hit on you.

    4. Sadness. You’re sad because you can’t make ANY friends, whatsoever. The only thing you can do now is be sad without friends. The sadness keeps growing until you reach the last(?) Emotion.

    5. DEPRESSION. Ypu can’t make any friends, you are getting bullied all day and you’re sick of it, what in which case leads to a bonus emotion:

    6. D E A D. you couldn’t live with the depression you had at that moment, so you have killed yourself. The bullies did their job great, they thought.

    What i’m trying to say is: if you are getting bullied, try to ignore the things they say to you. It can be a bit hard dor people with autism, like me, but you will let it go in to one ear, and the other one out.

    To finish this comment I want to say one final thing: don’t let things get to you as fast as they do with me, okay? <3

  • You have to hide it bec there is no sympathy, and it’s difficult or not qualifying enough to get help, or you’d get flack for doing so. “Stop feeling sorry for yourself” was something my physically, verbally and emotionally abusive mother often told me.

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  • I went throw a really intresting prosses:
    At first i had reguilar deppression with the reguiler symptomes.

    But after that i changed my inviorment and met a really close freind who understood how i felt.
    After she listened to me i suddenly felt much better and i became a very optimistic ad smily person, and everybody told me how kind, optimistic, and happy person i am. But i was trying to hard. i thought that if i do everything i can do to push the sadness away and keep being happy all the time, i will never feel the terrible feelings of pane/nomness/sadness i felt when i was depressed.
    But that wasnt true.

    I really felt happy and full of life, and i tried lots of new things i never tried before. But whenever i was left alone or whenever i wasnt smilingthe pain whould
    come back.

    My confedence grew, i love myself much more than i used to, im much more confedent in social sittuations, and i have some close freinds who i keep in touch with.
    But, and its as huge but, i realized that whenever im left alone or whenever i let dark thoughts and feelings come, the pain is still there. Just as painful, just as hopeless. Its there under the surface.
    And i dont know if i can trust anyone inugh to the extent of letting them help me.

    So thats my story.
    And i hope that someday, somehow i will find a way to tell my pain goodbye.

  • My possible depression isn’t too bad right now, but now That it’s small, it will get bad. From experience I can tell you you don’t have to have bipolar to be happy at one point and extremely sad or numb the next

  • Nobody understands me…. Why am I this alone in this universe where billions of people living on this earth it’s not that I didn’t try to make friends but all they did is after using me they just left me and ignore me in fact I have no one to share my feelings with even my family don’t understand me whatever I’m going through…. Don’t even know why am I writing this here maybe because I just finished crying… Wish I was never born… It sucks����

  • My friend depressed too…she has a fake smile and sad she was cried all day but…they all ruin her life but the bully defeat him…:( i feel like the way to make her happy

  • I am a depressed person.but still don’t cear about myself and I watch these kind of videos just to know if anyone that I know is having a hard time so I can do everything to make them happy again but. At the same time I think there is no one that even cear to know these things to see if I am even a little sad…. You I not only cear about the person I know I even cear about those people put there that I don’t even know I look at the views of these kind of videos to see how many people watched when it has a lot of views I kinds feel happy because thoes people might of helped other people by watching these videos I feel like there is a lot of depressd pepole that think the same…. ��

  • Not sure if I have concentration from depression or depression from ADD. Not sure if I have BPD or these other depressive symptoms. There’s so much overlap it makes me feel lost they to treat all the symptoms. And damn is it hard to keep a job and find relationships that aren’t Codependent. Covid ain’t helping, as most support is over the phone or Zoom, feels alienating.

  • John, as a person without depression, I think that I choose the people and the time for sharing my feelings. Sometimes I have bad days too. I don’t always share them, but it’s OK either way. I guess what I’m thinking is ‘all things in moderation’ But when You feel like it, I think most people will be happy to hear and also to try to help.