Humor, Laughter and Comedy and Their Affects On Mental Health - Twitch Ep41

Hey Hey Hey!

This April Fool's Day was full of laughter and jokes thanks to the wonderful people who came out to chat. As always, you can be sure the facts were all real.

We learned that bipolar disorder is the most common mental illness for comedians. Then we discussed the upsides and downsides of using humor to cope. I also told a few psychiatry-related jokes to warm up the crowd. Enjoy!

Much Love and #Bethelight

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