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"For every minute that you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



photo of pediatric patient at UCLA taking part in Rx Laughter therapeutic project.
Photo courtesy of Leslie Barton Photography for Rx Laughter



"Cancer is a difficult illness to deal with and this makes many patients depressed. Doctors can treat cancer patients with medicine and improve their overall general condition. However, the nurses and doctors are not always fully equipped to deal with mental health. Here in Thailand, there is a lack of psychologists and psychiatrists at hospitals. In the southern part of Thailand, there is only 1 psychiatrist for 4 southern provinces. Adding Rx Laughter humor therapy will help us to explore ways that improve the mental condition of our patients. This is very beneficial to the hospital and to our patients as we find new ways to help improve their overall well-being." Tanadej Sinthusake MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute, Mahavajiralongkorn Cancer Center in Thailand.



"Rx Laughter-Prescribed! Main Info:
Began October 2016: Funny movies give comfort, relief and joy to patients of all ages through our Prescribed! programs. This project is an outgrowth of our lab research with the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center which indicated that watching funny shows can help with pain and stress during a medical procedure. Add your favorites. It's free, fun and easy and brings laughter to those who need it most. See https:/www.facebook.com/RxLPrescribedViewing

Newest addition to our Prescribed! program is "Prescribed4Kids":
Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/Rx-Laughter-Prescribed4Kids-1174930502573910 and visit often for updates!

For more and updated Prescribed! clips that we choose, please see the Rx Laughter Mental Health Digital Wellness Center links on the left side of the home page.