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How should we talk about mental health?How should we talk about mental health?

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two […]

Q&A

Why aren’t we asking the big questions? A Q&A with Ruby WaxWhy aren’t we asking the big questions? A Q&A with Ruby Wax

Posted By Emily McManus

One in four people have some form of mental illness, and Ruby Wax wants to talk about it. Watch her TEDTalk, posted today and inspired by her show Losing It, to start the conversation. One project she didn’t get to mention onstage at TEDGlobal: This winter, Wax started up the Black Dog Tribe, an online […]

Health

Stop the stigma of mental illness: Ruby Wax at TEDGlobal 2012Stop the stigma of mental illness: Ruby Wax at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Ruby Wax bounds onto the stage with a beaming smile and a glint in her eye. Then she says firmly, “One in four people have mental illness.” She looks down at the audience mischievously. She counts out. “You, sir, with the weird teeth. It’s you.” She points behind him. “That whole row isn’t right. Hi. […]