Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live
ISBN 10: 0553418378
ISBN 13: 978-0553418378
"Kevin Breel writes and talks about things that most people don't discuss. He has lived through darkness and now he's using his unique voice to bring light and hope to people in pain. I am proud to call Kevin my friend, and as he continues to do this important work, I will be cheering him on." --Jamie Tworkowski, Founder of TWLOHA and NY Times Best Selling Author
"Kevin Breel has single-handedly demystified depression through his shockingly honest, first-hand account of the struggle. This is an absolute must-read." --Josh Shipp, TV Host and Inc 30 under 30
Kevin Breel burst into the public's awareness when at 19 his TED talk became a worldwide phenomenon. Through the lens of his own near suicide, he shared his profoundly vulnerable story of being young, male and depressed in a culture that has no place for that. Now, in his first ever book, Kevin Breel dives in to the deep and dark parts of his childhood.
In a memoir that is both raw and real, Kevin explores what it means to grow up. Dealing with dysfunction, loss and an intense battle with depression, Kevin brings the reader on a ride that is bumpy and brutally honest. Through all of it, there is a powerful story about hope, love and what it means to be human. BOY MEETS DEPRESSION is a book that illuminates how the real challenge in life isn't trying to be perfect, it's accepting the dark parts of ourselves.
“Kevin Breel has single-handedly demystified depression through his shockingly honest, first-hand account of the struggle. This is an absolute must-read.”
--Josh Shipp, the Teen Whisperer, TV personality and author
“Kevin Breel writes and talks about things that most people don’t discuss. He has lived through darkness and now he’s using his unique voice to bring light and hope to people in pain. I am proud to call Kevin my friend, and as he continues to do this important work, I will be cheering him on.”
--Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms
“…He explains clearly what is happening inside the mind of a depressed person…If you want a better understanding of the illness then this is a quick but worthwhile read.”
About the Author
KEVIN BREEL is a 21-year-old writer, comedian, and activist for mental health. His work has been featured by NBC, CBS, The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The Today Show, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal. His passionate TEDx talk entitled "Confessions of a Depressed Comic" went instantly viral online- amassing millions of viewers and being featured on more than 200+ media outlets. Mashable called it "one of the moments that brought the world together" and the Huffington Post said the talk was "simply amazing." As a comedian, he’s performed in venues all across the globe; including the House of Blues, Rogers Arena and the historic Colosseum. As a mental health activist, he's a National Spokesperson for the Bell LET'S TALK Campaign and has been a guest speaker at Ivy League schools and billion dollar companies.
For more info: http://www.kevinbreel.com.