This month, we’re taking a look at humor and mental illness. I’m as thrilled as I can be to present David Granirer; he’s one of the rising stars in the field of therapeutic humor, and has wisdom we can all benefit from.
Mental illness is one of those subjects we all shy away from. When I was teaching, my student nurses worried more about that psych rotation than any other unit — but as any experienced nurse will tell you, mental illness isn’t confined to the mental health unit. Mentally ill patients break their arms, have heart attacks, get cancer and have babies just like everyone else — and they appreciate and benefit from therapeutic humor as well! (more…)