Thursday, 11 October 2012

What's so funny about mental illness?

Earlier this year, Ruby Wax was invited to TED talks in Edinburgh. I have been desperate to see a video of her talk. Much to my delight - it came out yesterday on World Mental Health Day.

This will make you laugh out loud - especially if you have any experience or knowledge of mental illness. She deserves every second of the standing ovation at the end too.

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.

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