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This Is How Humor Helps Us Survive Trauma

It helps you keep going in the times where pressing on seems impossible.

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“Gentlemen, why do you not laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh, I should die.” — Abraham Lincoln

As a teacher in an inner-city environment, I make a lot of jokes I probably shouldn’t, as well do I hear…




We don't talk enough about mental health.

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