Mental Health Podcast Episode 5: Sadness
In this mental health podcast episode Jake discusses the emotion of Sadness. Jake accidentally refers to this episode as episode 6, but it is in fact episode 5. FYI episode 6 can be found here: https://nogginnotes.com/2017/08/14/mental-health-podcast-shame-guilt-p1 Podcast Episode 6: Shame / Guilt Part 1
Everyday frustrations, disappointments, work-life balance, financial stress or grief can cause an individual to feel sad. People are entitled to feel and express sadness. Yet sadness is an emotion that helps us relieve stress, empathise with other people and makes us think about what we really want in life. In brief, the function of sadness is to let us know that our expectations were not met.
You have no control over whether or not you feel an emotion. You only have control over how much and how long you feel it.
This is the first episode to cover one of the ten discrete emotions reported on by the psychologist Carroll Izard. Carroll Izard wrote the book “the Psychology of Emotions” and we’ll be covering all ten discrete emotions in future podcasts.
Let’s hear Jake give a deeper explanation. Hope you enjoy it!