Depression, The Secret We Share

Depression, The Secret We Share

If you are struggling with depression, it can really help if you can find people who inspire you. People who have been where you are, and have found healing.

Andrew Solomon’s journey led him to consider suicide, then find a path towards healing. In the TEDTalk below, he shares his experiences of depression with depth and wisdom. If you have depression, his TEDTalk is essential viewing.

Watch Andrew’s full TEDTalk below . . .

Summary

During his Ted Talk about Depression, Andrew Solomon stated that, “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.”

He  revealed the devastating effects of depression in his own life. He went on to offer a lot of insight into depression. Not only that, he highlighted some of the misconceptions society has about the illness. And finally, he offered hope to those who are struggling with depression.

Andrew leaves us with a summary of his talk, “Forge meaning. Build identity. And then invite the world to share your joy.”

Has this talk helped or inspired you? Let me know in the comments section below . . .

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