fmsdownloadcfmJust been confirmed that I will be speaking alongside comedian Ruby Wax at the ‘Psychology For All‘ event in London on 14 March. There is an interesting article here about how Ruby became interested in psychotherapy after suffering from depression. She is not the first comedian to suffer from it (for example, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Spike Milligan, and Roseanne Barr all admitted publicly that they struggled with the illness). Research into the link between performing comedy and mental illness yields a mixed picture. Making strangers laugh night after night must be a stressful way of making a living, but perhaps any apparent link is simply due to us taking more notice when funny people get depressed.

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