The description on YouTube: "How To Be Depressed: A Self-Help Memoir" was the book I once imagined writing. (Of course, someone is already using, "How To Be Depressed," now. Of course. Of course.) As an expert on depression (but only my own), I take a look at some advice on what to say to someone who is depressed. My goal at Human Is Some is sincerity, genuineness, vulnerability, kindness, and humor. Those values are more important to me than getting things "just right," so I'm leaping into content creation despite the fact that I am well aware my production values are bad. Not by chance, the previous two sentences are also my answers to the title of this video. I believe you help your depressed friend, or anyone, by being sincere, genuine, vulnerable, and kind—and you definitely need a sense of humor. If you put your focus on those things, and not on getting things "exactly right," you'll be helping. Nobody—not even memes!—has all the answers, but everyone has some. And Human Is Some.
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You're the best! (I mean, chances are that is a sincere statement. If you have found your way to this video and read this description all the way to the end, you're probably someone I would like.)
Referenced in the video:
Brene Brown's Instagram post
Psychologist Dr. Susan David
Impact Instagram post
Real Depression Project
A 20-min video on my own Instagram that I obliquely referenced
(IG is my most frequent online hangout right now.)
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