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Mary Walsh Speech Nails What's Wrong With How We View Mental Illness

02/25/2014 05:50 EST | Updated 02/25/2014 05:59 EST

And we thought it was impossible to respect Mary Walsh more than we already did.

This weekend, the legendary comic gave the eulogy for a young man who recently took his own life. Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard, the son of two of Walsh's friends, killed himself after a long struggle with mental illness.

Walsh's heartbreaking speech not only captured what made the young man so special, but also everything that's wrong with how our society views mental illness -- it's something everyone should listen to.

(H/T George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight)

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