What are you looking for?
Depression - Living Two Different Lives
Created By TedxYouth
Share ThisShare this post on FacebookShare this post on TwitterShare this post on RedditShare this post on TumblrShare this post on Google+
Was this video helpful?
For most of Kevin Breel’s life he has felt like he was living two different lives. There’s the life that everyone sees and then the life that only he sees.
If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you can relate to him in this regard. To varying degrees the world is full of people masking their behind the scenes struggles.
In Kevin’s case, he has been battling depression for the past 6 years. Kevin notes that every 30 seconds someone in the world takes their own life because of depression.
People may dismiss this and argue that it’s not their problem, but two years ago Kevin nearly became a part of that statistic. Although he appeared happy on the outside, he was dealing with an immense amount of pain on the inside.
Kevin hopes that by sharing his story he can help encourage more people to unite together and speak up so they don’t have to suffer alone. If you’re struggling with depression there’s no magic potion to drink to make it disappear forever.
Learning to embrace your struggles and talk about them openly will help you become comfortable with your behind the scenes so you can lean on your support system when things get heavy.