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mental health mondays :: a girl named maria

fans of comedy might already be familiar with the name maria bamford, as she's a very successful stand-up performer who was part of the "comedians of comedy" tour with patton oswalt, brian posehn and zack galifianakis and whom stephen colbert called his favourite comedian on the planet. what you might not know is that she is also someone who has struggled her whole adult life with compound mental illnesses, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.

dom found this wonderful short video where she talks frankly and charmingly about her battle and also gives some well-deserved recognition to jerod poore's crazymeds.us web site. [which was also a formative influence on the creation of mental health mondays.]

have a look at what she has to say here.



and a longer podcast she did about mental illness here.




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