Mental Health Activist | TED Sensation
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. In the years since he delivered it, Breel’s been called one of the “most influential millennials in the world” by Parade magazine, and was 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, resonates with all audiences.
Deftly combining his mental health activism with his incredible comedy, Breel has been a guest speaker for schools such as Harvard, Yale, and MIT, as well as for Fortune 500 Companies, and even for the Government of Canada.
Breel’s debut memoir, Boy Meets Depression, achieved critical acclaim, with Forbes calling it “a small book well worth reading”, and NPR dubbing it “honest and compelling.” As a comedian, Breel has headlined at theatres and colleges throughout North America.
Breel is a recipient of multiple awards for his social activism, and he has been featured by countless media outlets, including NBC, CBS, The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The Today Show, Mashable, and The Wall Street Journal.