About David Granirer & Stand Up For Mental Health
David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, mental health keynote speaker, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success. He founded Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program that teaches stand up comedy to people with mental illness or mental health issues as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma.
About Stand Up For Mental Health Shows, Programs & More
Our shows look at the stand up comedy side of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and surviving the mental health system. We perform at correctional facilities, military bases, university and college campuses, and for government departments, corporations and the general public across Canada and the US.
David, who has depression says:
“If you have bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health diagnoses and you want to turn them into stand up comedy, then you’re a perfect fit for this program!”
Stand Up For Mental Health gives programs throughout North America and Australia, everywhere but the Vancouver, B.C. area. Click here if you’re interested in our Vancouver area programs teaching stand up comedy to people with mental health issues. This link will take you to the SMH Comedy Society website.