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laughterLaughter is such a simple thing. Many people experience this pleasure without even a second thought. However, for people experiencing mental health challenges, finding laughter and joy can be much more difficult. The work it takes to find happiness and joy is worth it, though. There are many benefits to our mental health from simply laughing

Working with a mental health professional will help you better understand your underlying emotional struggles and learn how to best work through those challenges. Some days may feel hard and as if you will never reach the goals in front of you. Don’t give up. The benefits of laughter alone are enormous. Here are a few benefits of laughter to keep you motivated and moving forward. 

Reduces Stress

Laughter can soothe our tensions and stimulate our circulation. These physical reactions to laughing can help alleviate feelings of stress in many people. Finding ways to fight your stressful feelings is amazing. Stress is harmful physically and mentally. If you constantly had headaches, you would try to fix the problem so that your headaches went away; treat your mental health the same way. 

Brings Out Positivity

Laughter can help bring positivity forth, making us feel happier, lighter, and even more capable. When we feel more positive, we can accomplish more, which, in turn, makes us feel more positive.

Connects People

What better way to connect with people than through laughter? Laughter helps us to form bonds and interact in a lighthearted manner. If you struggle with your mental health or addiction, you may find it difficult or scary to connect with new people. Utilize laughter, joking, and lighthearted conversation to form connections with new people. 

Helps You to Understand Yourself and Others

Laughter is a wonderful thing. It can help you better understand your mindset, particularly when you may be struggling more with your mental health. If you are struggling, remember that working with a mental health professional may be beneficial for you. We all have issues to work on, and there is no shame in asking for help and guidance. 


Laughter can be a wonderful tool to improve our mental health. It can help us to physically relieve some of the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. Laughter can also help you to make friends or connect with new people. Laughter can even help us to understand and recognize our own mental health struggles. The professionals at The Guest House have extensive experience helping people understand their mental health issues and to learn to work through their struggles. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you on your recovery journey at (855) 483-7800