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Laughter! Not Stigma 2
I’m OK But YOU Need Professional Help: Creating Recovery One Laugh At A Time!
David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. David who himself has depression is featured in the VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up. He has worked with mental health organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia.
Sam Miller grew up in rural Pierce County and moved to Olympia at the age of 14. Sam has worked as a farm hand, a ranch hand, been an inmate, a wildland firefighter, a dishwasher, a warehouse worker, assistant preschool teacher, a chemical dependency counselor and a bouncer. He has lived with alcoholism and methamphetamine addiction since his early teens. He is now in recovery and is currently a husband, father, student and comedian. Some people do comedy instead of therapy; we can all be happy that Sam does both.