This week’s mental health break comes from Iran, where 6 young Iranians were arrested last month for dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” in a Youtube video that went viral. The men and women appearing in the video said they wanted to show the world that despite their hardships Iranians still find joy. Apparently Tehran’s police chief disagreed, calling the video “obscene” and offensive to “public morals.” In Iran women are required to wear a hijab at all times in public and social mixing of men and women is punishable by a lashing. The director of the video remains in custody; the rest of the group were released after repenting of their crime on T.V.
Here’s to being happy and to being free: