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Published on Jul 10, 2012
Margarita Fert, Stand Up For Mental Health Comic does stand up comedy about bipolar disorder at the Montreal Fringe Festival.
Founded by award-winning counselor, stand-up comic, and author of the The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead To Happiness and Success David Granirer, Stand Up For Mental Health teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness. Their shows look at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system.
Featured in the Voice Award winning documentary Cracking Up, Stand Up For Mental Health aims to reduce public stigma around mental illness and spread a message of hope and empowerment. People with mental illness are always being told what they can't do. In this show, they get to prove what they CAN do!