Mary Walsh on mental health: "We can't keep using ignorance as an excuse"

Comedian and actress Mary Walsh taps her own struggles to speak out about addiction.
Comedian  Mary Walsh may be known for her bold,  mayor-confronting characters, but the real woman behind the sword-wielding  Princess Warrior is on a crusade of her own. 

  Walsh joins guest host  Shad to discuss her work as a mental health advocate for the annual  Bell "Let's Talk" campaign. Drawing from her personal struggle with alcoholism, the  This Hour Has 22 Minutes star speaks frankly about the loneliness and isolation of addiction, and why stigma hasn't stopped her from speaking out. 

Click here or on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 0:25:19). 

  Plus, watch Walsh's spot for the Bell "Let's Talk" campaign below.