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Kevin Breel talks to the Today Show about his viral videoKevin Breel talks to the Today Show about his viral video

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In an interview on the Today Show this morning, Kevin Breel reveals why he thinks his TED Talk has gone viral: not because his story is unique, but because it is so common. Breel’s talk, given at TEDxKids@Ambleside, has been watched about 1.5 million times so far. In it, the 19-year-old reveals that, while he […]

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Confessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin BreelConfessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin Breel

Posted By Nadia Goodman

As a teenager, Kevin Breel almost took his own life. His story — so powerfully told in his viral TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” — gives voice to an often silent struggle and offers a message of hope. In honor of Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, we spoke with Kevin about living with depression […]

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Why aren’t we asking the big questions? A Q&A with Ruby WaxWhy aren’t we asking the big questions? A Q&A with Ruby Wax

Posted By Emily McManus

One in four people have some form of mental illness, and Ruby Wax wants to talk about it. Watch her TEDTalk, posted today and inspired by her show Losing It, to start the conversation. One project she didn’t get to mention onstage at TEDGlobal: This winter, Wax started up the Black Dog Tribe, an online […]