WalletHub just did an intense study looking for the happiest cities in the country and inadvertently found that on the opposite spectrum, Portland has one of the highest rates of depression.
In order to determine the happiest cities in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest cities across three key dimensions: emotional and physical well-being; income and employment; and community & environment.
It was even more surprising to find out that another study by Mental Health America last year, reported that the state is ranked number 49 out of 50 to help those affected. So Oregon, it’s time to take it into your own hands with a helping hand from live music.
What does live music have to do with depression, you ask? More than you may think. Let’s take a look at the facts:
- Science! People who consume more live music and concerts also report being happier overall.
- Experiences > Things. The dollar value of the experience has virtually no effect on its enjoyment.
- Exercise the demons. The only thing that can make you feel better than a concert is sex. Well, sex and exercise, but technically sex IS exercise, so we’re calling it a tie.
- Memory is a fine wine. Memory recall of experiences makes them more precious and even better over time.
- Being social helps. We’re social animals, and we crave human interaction.
Portland, get out there and see a show, your psyche will thank you. If you need more help, don’t wait, find it through Oregon Mental Health Services today.
Go out tonight, and any night. Jukely is a concert subscription that gives members guestlist access to hundreds of music events – for one price. Whenever you want to go out, you’ll always have something to do. Learn more and sign up at jukely.com.