We spoke with co-creator Pam Brady about the comedy that is surprisingly deft about mental illness, race issues, and white feminism.
Stand-up is basically an acceptable form of public self-harm. As someone who thinks a lot about self harm, it's one place I feel accepted.
A manic episode is like a frenzied bukaki party in my head, and I'm all the participants at once.
We spoke to Dr. Mark Bolstridge, a clinical psychiatrist searching for alternative and unusual treatments for depression.
For years, my family fought to keep my father out of institutionalized living. We never dreamed it would turn around his mental health.
Many cops are taught that some people lose it, gain superhuman strength, and die. But is the condition real?
It still shocks me when people react negatively to my stealing. I guess part of the horror/beauty of mental illness is the totally blinkered relationship you develop with risk. Getting busted doesn't even occur to me.
Doctors and nurses in the province used to be tripping out all the time. Now years later, LSD as medicine could be back.
From panic attacks to postpartum psychosis, pregnancy can make a mess of women's mental health.
It's easy to say you're "having a panic attack" when you're just a bit stressed, but we should watch to make sure that the meaning of words that refer to serious mental health conditions isn't diluted.
No one ever really "recovers" from a mental illness, but we need to get better at talking about how you get your life back.
For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.