Here’s something you probably don’t see on most airplane flights: an emotional support duck in red shoes, walking down the aisle.
Talking about mental health in comedy, and the comedy of mental health, isn’t exactly a rarity. Too often though, what we need to talk about is the failure of mainstream media to portray mental illness without exaggerating, offending, belittling, or just generally bungling the whole thing. Many folks in comedy are working to break down Read more
Comedy has always pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable, but when it comes to mental health, even humour is treading unstable ground.
Oliver took aim at the many, many ways the “findings” that reach news consumers don’t stand up to basic scrutiny and are distorted by a myriad of different factors.
She’s one of the hottest standup comics in the US, and she’s based her first TV show, Lady Dynamite, on her own time in hospital.
(VIDEO) In this holiday video, the staff of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health confesses to their best, worst, funniest and most memorable holiday gifts and experiences.
Don’t get me wrong, I think humor is incredibly therapeutic. This being said, there is a difference between laughing together about mental health, and laughing at someone else’s expense.
Some Rather Serious Thoughts on the Year in Mental Health Humor… Like Finding Out Lil’ Wayne’s Lyrics Are Our Greatest Source of Sexual Education “Mental illness. The thing actors pretend to have, in order to win Oscars.” So begins what was, without question, the mental health humor event of the year. For almost 12 minutes, Read more
It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect guest for The Mental Illness Happy Hour than Maria Bamford.
Humor writer Jenny Lawson has never dealt with her mental health issues the traditional way.
The Last Week Tonight host chose to dedicate the long-form section of his Sunday night show to mental health, which he calls “the thing actors pretend to have in order to win Oscars.”
Recently, Lisa Kugler and Christof Kuhbandner at the University of Regensburg in Germany decided to test whether humour really does offer a valuable form of emotional regulation.
‘I am broken’ has become a battle cry for the anxiety-ridden author of a hugely popular, irreverent blog.
We call this nervous laughter—incongruous emotional displays like chuckling uncontrollably at a funeral or some other somber or upsetting event. Are these inappropriate emotional expressions simply embarrassing aberrations? What psychological purpose could they serve?
We’ve all experienced it: the same movie is so much funnier when you see it on opening night with a group of friends compared to watching the DVD by yourself. What causes this difference?
Whether he’s touring the country as a stand-up comic, filming hidden pranks on his television show Deal With It, or appearing as a judge on America’s Got Talent, Howie Mandel is used to eliciting laughs. Yet the Canadian-born entertainer gets serious about the need to normalize brain disorders like depression and anxiety, putting them on Read more
A study released Wednesday by the American Hearing Research Foundation has found that humans’ sense of hearing is most acute when listening to an argument between one’s parents from the top of a staircase.
According to reports from one prominent university, visitors to the psychology department found the chair’s office locked, but with a note on the door that simply read, “It was all an illusion.”