Bullying is nothing to laugh about, but when it comes to talking about the consequences of hurtful words and actions, using humor might be a good place to start.
The above video is one of the most inspiring speeches about bullying we've ever seen, given by actor and comedian Michael Pritchard. It's a clip from the 2011 documentary "Happy" (that has only recently gone viral), showing Pritchard speaking to a group of teenagers in a high school gym.
While the scene starts with Pritchard cracking jokes and poking fun at "teen behavior," the talk soon takes a very somber turn when members of the audience begin to share their own stories about bullying.
"It [life] feels like it shouldn't be this hard. It's just like, every day after school you start crying for no reason," explained a young boy named Ben, who had depression disorder and ADHD.
Despite their heartbreaking personal anecdotes, Pritchard left the students with a positive takeaway.
"Joy comes from that connection to others," he said. "The best thing we can do for a child is to help them learn love."
For more of Pritchard's work, check out his official site.