Comedy Courage is a 12 week course where in a safe,
supportive environment people with mental health issues recovering from
depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health
build confidence, self-esteem, and social skills by developing a three to
ten minute stand-up comedy routine about their mental health journey to
wellness. At the end of the course they perform in two showcases.
Once the course is over they continue to perform as a group at mental
health conferences, treatment facilities, mental health clubhouses, and
for the general public. Not only will the course benefit the individuals,
but also mental health consumers in general by giving them a voice,
providing positive role models to other consumers, and removing the stigma
of what it means to have a mental health diagnoses.
Comedy Courage is firmly committed to the belief that laughter and humor
are powerful ways to cope with adversity, and we want to bring that
message to mental health consumers and the general public.
Very Special Thanks to
SHELLEY ECKSTEIN Our Event and Volunteer Coordinator
and all of her wonderful volunteer teams including:
STAPLES DISTRICT MANAGER - VICTOR CHIMA
STAPLES GENERAL MANAGERS - KJ DARWAL, RANJ SEHDEV, RITA HARDEN,
DELMAR KYLLO, ANDREA BACKMAN
STAPLES STORE VOLUNTEERS - SAMMY GREFFORD, WAYNE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN,
JAMES SUTTON, KIM MEYER