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

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

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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