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Folk music to fight depression

GUEST,Gerry 07 Sep 18 - 06:39 PM
Helen 08 Sep 18 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,Acorn4(cookie awol) 08 Sep 18 - 04:38 AM
leeneia 08 Sep 18 - 12:14 PM
Donuel 08 Sep 18 - 12:22 PM
Helen 08 Sep 18 - 03:34 PM
Donuel 08 Sep 18 - 04:57 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 Sep 18 - 08:35 PM
gillymor 09 Sep 18 - 06:49 AM
Gurney 09 Sep 18 - 11:11 PM
Johnny J 10 Sep 18 - 04:18 AM
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Daniel Kelly 10 Sep 18 - 09:09 PM
Jim Carroll 11 Sep 18 - 11:04 AM
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Subject: Folk music to fight depression
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 07 Sep 18 - 06:39 PM

Severe drought in the eastern states of Australia. Farmer Alan Walsh fights off depression with folk music. Article on ABC news website.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Helen
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 01:03 AM

Hey Gerry. You beat me to it. I was going to link to that article too.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: GUEST,Acorn4(cookie awol)
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 04:38 AM

A bit of Laughing Len then?+


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: leeneia
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 12:14 PM

Careless language. Depression is a mental illness, a condition of the brain which can lead to suicide, unemployment, homelessness. A victim needs professional help. Depression is not a subject for amateurs.

The article is talking about normal emotional responses to the drought - sadness, worry, fear, horror. Medicine won't help. Maybe music can.

It is important not to confuse depression with sadness.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 12:22 PM

I'd rather have no money than no rain but they can both be 'depressing'


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Helen
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 03:34 PM

Farmers here are suffering, and there is no end in sight. Mental health is affected, and depression is a very real possibility when someone feels powerless to influence a positive change, and how powerless can you be when you are hoping for rain and there is no end in sight to the drought which has gone on for years.

Don't underrate what has been happening to our farmers, please.

drought farmers mental health

how other people are helping

"And yes, let this be your reminder that Australia is still in a really severe drought, something that can be easy to miss from the cities. Life for farming families is pretty tough at the moment, which is the other reason these lamb jumpers are so welcome: every delivery that shows up is a sign that people care and want to pitch in."

Helen


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 04:57 PM

Globalization prevents drought from becoming a deadly famine.
Famine is the evil twin of drought and that is beyond depressing.
Globalization collapsed in the past. It can happen again but takes 4 out of 4 simultaneous disasters.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 08:35 PM

From what I read in the first week of September 2018 on-line versions of the "Financial Times"....Australia has far exceeded the 20% equity in real-estate investment. Leverage is gone.

The speculation bubble has burst.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Lots of good songs originate from "hard times."


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: gillymor
Date: 09 Sep 18 - 06:49 AM

If you're trying to ward off the blue meanies it's hard to beat Buck Owens and the Bakersfield sound-

Loves Gonna Live Here


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Sep 18 - 11:11 PM

I'll keep this thread from my wife.
She reckons folk music is "Music to slash your wrists to."
I've stopped practising English trad at home now.   ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Johnny J
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 04:18 AM

If you are depressed, then the last thing you want to do is listen to folk music or hang around with folkies.
;-)

However, having some kind of "interest" is always helpful but, as others have said, sometimes professional help is necessary.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: gillymor
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 05:16 AM

Cognitive therapy and medication probably saved my life back when I suffered a severe bout of depression. Since, I've kept it at bay with a number of things including appreciation of and participation in music, lots of physical activity and positive human contact. Music can lighten your mood and provide a distraction from the banalities of life and even inspire and elevate you but if someone is really suffering they should get professional help.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Daniel Kelly
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 09:09 PM

Just discovered the Russian Folk band 'Otava Yo', something about their music just makes it hard to stay down, at least in the short term.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 11 Sep 18 - 11:04 AM

WONDER IF THIS MIGHT BRING A LITTLE RELIEF
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 11 Sep 18 - 11:09 AM

two things that should instantly cheer anyone up...

Videos of orang utangs

Vintage Jamaican Blue Beat and Ska music..


.. well it works for me...


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Sep 18 - 01:24 PM

'She reckons folk music is "Music to slash your wrists to."'

You and Johnny J have not been listening to enough kinds of folk music. In my big black of piano music, I have sexy fiddle tunes, beautiful waltzes, jolly polkas, and tender love songs. All are enjoyable.

Get away from the old murder ballads and see what else is out there. And keep in mind that the old murder ballads were the urban tales of their day. Don't take them seriously.


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Donuel
Date: 12 Sep 18 - 03:58 PM

Folk music brings back youth to the old and makes the young feel grown up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUndJAGuhZ8


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Subject: RE: Folk music to fight depression
From: Raedwulf
Date: 12 Sep 18 - 04:16 PM

It is important not to confuse depression with sadness.

Umm, Sorry, leeneia, but I think you are talking... Who gave you the magic wand, the one that allows you to draw the line between 'only' feeling sad and 'mental illness'?

Careless language? I've seen enough of your posting to hope that you will read this & think, "Ahhhh, that didn't read quite as I meant it!" As we all do, from time to time. ;-)


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