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Ghost BFF creators Katie Nolan and Vanessa Matsui combat the stigma surrounding mental health through humour

Nolan and Matsui talk about their web series Ghost BFF, a dark comedy that tells the story of two best friends after one commits suicide.
Ghost BFF creators Katie Nolan and Vanessa Matsui with guest host Laurie Brown in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Ghost BFF is a Canadian dark comedy that tells the story of best friends Tara and Amy after Tara commits suicide following a long battle with depression. Three years later, Amy has seemingly moved on, when Tara's ghost shows up and a bizarre yet humorous reunion follows. The series creators Katie Nolan and Vanessa Matsui drop by the q studio to talk about the series, how laughter can be cathartic and what they hope their series adds to the discussion around mental health.

Ghost BFF is now streaming on whohaha.com.

Produced by Vanessa Nigro


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