The Great Depression

How Do I Enjoy Life?

It was the Winter of 1939 and the world was breaking out into a World War. The United States had yet to step in and their recruiting was not at the level it’s at today. With The Great Depression still at the forefront, creating jobs was...

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Depression Food Line

If you battle depression, you most likely evaluate yourself  or others as being superior or inferior, instead of describing, accepting and understanding. Do you continually live your life by measuring things against arbitrary standards? Do you have...

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I Believed In Myself Once

Have you ever had your life finally going in the right direction after a long internal struggle, only to have the rug pulled from right under your feet? Then all of a sudden, after believing in yourself once, now you’re barely hanging on?...

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Emotional Currency

Based on studies within in recent years, we’ve been able to understand how homelessness affects mental health, and when you think of The Great Depression during the 1930’s, it must have been an epidemic that had the sound of silence. In...

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The Fire in my Heart is Out

In the middle of the dirty 30’s and The Great Depression, many people were not just jobless, but homeless as well. One day turned into two, which turned into three, which turned into a week, then a month, then a year, and so on and so on. At...

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I Can’t Get Out Of Bed

Have you ever uttered the words “I can’t get out of bed this morning?” Most likely you have at some point in your life, but when you’re depressed, that phrase gets uttered a little more often. One of the hallmarks of...

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Dust Bowl Blues

The below sketch drawing is of the Dust Bowl. During the Great Depression, farmers unknowingly over worked their fields without the proper understanding of ecology and agriculture. They were chasing food prices that kept on going lower without...

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Empty Bindle On Unknown Date

During The Great Depression, many people chose to ride the railroads of the United States. If you were to look at pictures of the rail riders, they all seemed to have a stick and a bindle with them. All of their life possessions in one small little...

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I Don’t Deserve It | October 24th 1929

Do you discount positive things that happen in your life? Do you know anyone that does? If so, you or someone you know might have depression. If you write off positive things you or others do as trivial with comments or thoughts like...

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I Got a Job | June 12th 1938

When you’re depressed, the negative thinking is on overdrive. The below comic takes place towards the end of The Great Depression and jobs started coming back. It shows the catastrophe mindset in all its glory. Our friend finally gets a job,...

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I Can’t Even Do This Right | Summer of 1932

One common trait amongst the immense amount of negative thoughts swirling around in a depressed person’s brain is overgeneralizing. That’s when you perceive a global pattern of negatives on the basis of a single incident. You go beyond...

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I’ll Never Be As Good As Them

When you’re depressed, your negative thoughts do the thinking. In many cases, you begin to compare yourself to others and feel that you’ll always fall short of what they can do. You’re negating yourself and your abilities in the...

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