Frazzled, Ruby Wax OBE

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Entertainer, Mental Health Activist, Author of “Frazzled”

Having suffered bouts of depression from age 13, it wasn’t until after the birth of her first daughter that world-famous comedian Ruby Wax realized it was ‘not a virus’. Multiple institutionalizations, an MA in Mindfulness, and two books later, Wax now tours with her searingly funny and personal account of mental illness. Wax is also the founder of Frazzled Café, a meeting place for the mentally strung out. American-born Wax is a mother of three and lives in London with her British director-husband.

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  1. Dom Auton
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    Love what Ruby has done for mental illness, her book Frazzled is like reading a commentary on my own life with depression.
    Thanks for making us all one of the tribe xx

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