Ólafur Páll Jónsson: Depression, nature and mental life
The words 'depression' and 'crisis' have three different but related meanings: economical, socio–cultural and psychological. To understand the situation in Iceland since the collapse in the fall 2008, it is important to see how depression or crisis in these three senses has played out in society and in the private lives of Icelandic people. To get out of depression is not just an economic project, and a nation may well get out of an economic crisis without getting over socio–cultural depression or psychological depression.
Keywords: depression, crisis, sustainability, progress