Stand Up for Mental Health

DVD Cover of "Cracking Up," a wonderful documentary

That’s Eufemia Fantetti, above, a member of the “Stand Up for Mental Health” comedy team, a Vancouver group that is the subject of a low-key but inspiring documentary called “Cracking Up.” The documentary follows about a dozen Vancouver-area residents who have depression, schizophrenia, and a range of other mental and emotional challenges, as they learn how to use stand-up comedy to make their lives happier and more rewarding. Eufemia’s first joke when she walks onstage wearing that wedding dress: “Ever feel as though you’re supposed to BE somewhere?”

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