Comedian Takes Apart the Mental Illness/Creativity Connection

Creativity doesn’t come from depression or other mental health issues, and it isn’t killed by antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication. That doesn’t stop people from making those claims–for some reason, we love to romanticize the suffering of artists.

Comedian Jacqueline Novak, author of How to Weep In Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows takes apart that romantic ideal in this short video on HuffPost Rise. Check it out.

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