Below is a video of Ruby Wax that I stumbled upon last week. It’s from TED.com As many of you know, I love using humor to help people learn and understand what it’s like to live with mental illness. Using humor also helps me keep me from taking myself too seriously.
I’ve never heard of Ruby Wax, but would love to hear more from her. She’s funny and she gets it. My only complaint about this video is it’s too short. I’d love to hear her do an entire show about the subject.
She is affiliated with the organization, “Black Dog Tribe,” Here’s information about the organization from their website”
Founded in 2011 as a social networking platform for people affected by depression and other mental health conditions, the Black Dog Tribe (BDT) website is intended to be a place in which like-minded people can find their own ‘tribe’ and share experiences in a supportive online community through forums, blogs, daily news and mental health information.
The organizations web address is http://blackdogtribe.com/