Kevin Breel’s TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic”, has garnered more than four million views, making it one of the most watched TED talks ever on mental health and depression. In the four years since he delivered it, Kevin has been called one of the “Most Influential Millennials in the World” by Parade magazine, and he has become a national ambassador for Bell “Let’s Talk”. His honest and humorous take on his first-hand experience with depression, and his message of ending the stigma around mental illness once and for all, resonates with all of his audiences.
Kevin stopped by our office and talked about some of the messages in his talks. For him, comedy is his way of bolstering the conversation around mental health. In the clip above, he explains how the natural tension of the topic is a perfect match for a comic’s mind, and that humour also happens to be the very thing everyone needs deep down to keep the conversation around mental health going.
Watch the video above and visit Kevin’s page for more clips from his visit.