11 Aug 2013
“Just 19, but smarter than most.”
That was the status my friend used on a TEDxKids video she shared on Facebook.
I was intrigued. How could a teenager be smarter than me? I had 44 years of worldly experience behind me, plus years of my Father attempting to impart his wisdom at the supper table (until he realized it was futile and gave up).
I had to be way smarter than this kid.
So I watched the video. My Facebook friend was right.
Not only has writer, comedian and mental health activist Kevin Breel come to some of the same conclusions about mental health, stigma and life that I have (we are equally as smart at this point), he has taken them further and articulated them eloquently in front of an audience at a TEDx event (okay, he’s got me there).
Without further ado, here is Kevin’s TEDxKids Talk; a video I am very happy to see is quickly gaining momentum through views on YouTube. I believe EVERYONE should see this–whether you’re a teen or not, you experience mental health issues, or you just want to learn more about navigating life.
AND below the video you will find the interview I did with him to find out more about his story with depression and how he got to be so damn smart.