Outspoken TV star Ruby Wax was in Sligo yesterday, Thursday, to deliver a keynote speech at the Mental Health Nurse Managers Ireland annual conference in the Clarion Hotel.
Ruby, who is a qualified psychotherapis and counsellor, was guest of honour at the event, which was also attended by the
Minister with responsibility for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, TD.
The TV star has just launched her own website www.blackdogtribe.com which helps people with mental health issues access help, information and communicate with each other in order to break the stigma attached to mental health.
She recently starred in a stage show called “Losing It” in London’s West End which dealt with mental illness in a frank and darkly comic way. During its run, Ruby hosted weekly forums at the theatre where members of the public could get free advice on where to get help in the UK from prominent members of the medical community.