29 May TED Talk by Ruby Wax: What’s so funny about mental illness?
Ruby Wax is a loud, funny woman — who spent much of her comedy career battling depression in silence. Now her work blends mental health advocacy and laughs. In this hilarious 8 minutes talk, Ms Wax questions why only disease of the body garners sympathy but not for the brain. Why are we ashamed to talk about how we are feeling? Why is mental illness considered to be a sign of weakness?
With dazzling energy and humour, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.