Once I was working in long term therapy and had a depressed pt who had a stroke. She would not come out of her room even for meals. I got all the aides to start working with me to tell her a good clean joke every time they went in her room. It became a real challenge to find that many good clean jokes. Well the aides started getting other residents to think of some jokes for them to tell her. The other residents became involved and some even started going to her room to tell her their joke, after a week or to she started telling me and the aides jokes she had heard. after about a month there were so many going to her room, she decided to come out for meals. Joke therapy worked. Can anyone else tell some real life experiences about humor in the work place.