Noted Mental Health Expert Lacey Evans Thinks Exercise and More Money Will Cure Depression
Mental health issues are real. Depression and anxiety are real, neurological ailments. Yet, despite thousands of pages of evidence, some people still believe that they amount to nothing more than merely “having a bad day.”
These are the people who will tell you to drink more water, get more sunlight or, in the case of WWE Superstar Lacey Evans, “make more money.”
Evans, fresh off of bungee-chording her child into an abandoned stroller she found on the street, has decided that offering her opinion on ADD and Autism isn’t enough; now, she wants to tackle depression and anxiety.
Recently, Evans shared a post to her Instagram Story that offers 7 supposed “solutions” to depression and anxiety.
The suggestions come from a man named Bedros Keulian, a self-professed “serial entrepreneur and investor in over a dozen industry leading brands and businesses.”
Additionally, he is the founder of Fit Body Boot Camp. He also wrote a book entitled ‘Man Up-How to Cut the BS and Dominate in Business and in Life’ which, naturally, would make him an excellent resource on mental health.
Keuilian made an Instagram post that offered 7 solutions to depression, and they are as follows:
‘How to Fix 99% of Anxiety and Depression’ (which, even grammatically, doesn’t make sense)
- Exercise hard daily
- Eat clean
- Put purpose over pleasure
- Make a lot more money
- Stop overthinking
- Help others and be kind
- Mind your own f*cking business
Now, taken separately and in, like, an entirely different context, these ideas could be good ones. Nobody is denying that exercise is good. The world would be a much better place if we all helped each other and were kind. Stopping overthinking is the dream (though, for this writer, it’ll never happen). On their own, these are all good ideas for the most part.
But, and let us be clear about this for anybody who may be wondering, These Are Not Cures to Depression or Anxiety.
According to a the National Library of Medicine, “‘Psychiatric’ and ‘neurologic’ depression seem to share common abnormalities in specific brain areas, but sound brain-imaging studies of the neural correlates of depression in neurological disorders are still lacking. Available treatments are efficacious, but no clear-cut guidelines about the best drugs and dosages can be defined because double-blind placebo-controlled studies are still scarce.”
Which means, basically, there are studies that show depression is an actual abnormality in the brain, but there still isn’t enough research to create the best solutions to depression.
There are various forms of medication that treat depression but they don’t always work; it completely depends on the person and the brain.
Harvard – like, the Harvard, wrote that “It’s often said that depression results from a chemical imbalance, but that figure of speech doesn’t capture how complex the disease is. Research suggests that depression doesn’t spring from simply having too much or too little of certain brain chemicals. Rather, there are many possible causes of depression, including faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, and stressful life events. It’s believed that several of these forces interact to bring on depression.”
Meaning that making more money isn’t actually a viable solution to depression or anxiety.
Evans, for her part, didn’t offer any sort of commentary on this post; she let it speak for itself on her story.
Evans, as a superstar with World Wrestling Entertainment, has 1.4 million followers on her Instagram page meaning that, roughly, 1.4 million people could see her story and then be led to believe that exercising and eating clean will cure their depression and anxiety.
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