Joshua Walters, On Being Just Crazy EnoughStreaming Video - 2012
Comedian Joshua Walters, who has bipolar affective disorder, tells audiences that he walks the line between mental illness and mental "skillness." In this funny, thought-provoking TEDTalk, Walters endorses the idea of riding the manic edge of creativity and drive instead of medicating it away. "The crazier I get on stage, the more entertaining I become," Walters says. Sure to be a discussion-starter, this program explores the recent psychological trend of reframing some mental illnesses in a positive light.