Depression, the Secret We Share

This video addresses the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge: depression.

We live in a competitive and vibrant society and we don’t want to admit that anxiety and depression effect us all. How honest are our smiles?

The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me inĀ that moment.

In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression – only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.

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