The culminating event of Illinois Tech Mental Health Awareness Week will be held this Friday, September 11 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Nationally recognized comedian and mental health advocate, Maria Bamford, will do a private Zoom show just for the Illinois Tech community, then answer questions from students, faculty, and staff.
What: Maria Bamford Comedy + Q&A
When: Friday, September 11 from 6-7 p.m.
Where: Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
9985002821 , Meeting ID: 9985002821
Those interested in learning more about how affiliative humor can be used to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses, can check out this 2014 study, “Does humor influence the stigma of mental illnesses?,” by Illinois Tech researchers Patrick Corrigan, Karina J. Powell, J. Konadu Fokuo, Kristin A. Kosyluk.
Fun fact: Maria is one of Stephen Colbert’s favorite comedians in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EPTeHkZ0Gg.