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2014-06-02T22:07:04+00:00
Jo
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Yes, I also love Stand Up for Mental Health. I actually love their black humour. Being a carer often deprives us of the opportunity to laugh easily.When things become particularly bleak, we simply feel there's nothing funny to laugh at anywhere in our lives any more. But I have met lots of carers who find relief in 'black humour'. You really need to be in the company of other carers to exercise it though....people who understand....otherwise it can be frowned upon. I read an article once about how ambulance paramedics use black humour for temporary release during their long and gruelling days on the road.
Sharing a bit of black humour with other carers is healthy and continues to confirm that one is not alone.

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