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Ruby Wax:
What's so funny about mental illness?

TEDGlobal 2012 · 8:44 · Filmed Jun 2012
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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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Comedian and Mental Health Activist
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. Full bio

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