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Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then…

Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live

by Kevin Breel

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Boy meets depression, or life sucks and ten you live. I’ve suffered with episodes of major depression most of my life. This book describes what its like live with it. This is not a clinical look at the disease. It is personal memoir of one boy and his 17 year journey to find a reason to live and beat back the fog that was his depression. I would give this book to any parent with child who is suffering with this disease of the mind or anyone who is involved with depressed person. Kevin is marvelously, insightful and descriptive in relating his experiences in a manner that anyone can grasp. Kevin speaks with clear voice for the depressed. The book deemphasizes the role of medication in his recovery. It is brutally honest with Kevin's struggles with the idea of going to counsellor and later his impressions and insights he gained from counseling ( )
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Note to Self:  When you feel f&*ed up: Stop. Breathe. Talk to someone. Tell them stuff. Stop being an asshole and thinking you’re going to get through it alone. Problems are like broken pipes: they need a person to fix them. Oh, and clean your room, you filthy animal.
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. BOY MEETS DEPRESSION is a book that explores what it means to struggle and tells an honest, heartfelt story about how a meaningful life isn't found in perfection, it's found in our ability to heal and accept the dark parts of ourselves.

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"A short, deeply personal, and ultimately uplifting practical narrative on depression from a young mental health activist who has already inspired millions.Teenagers, educators, and parents alike, through the lens of his stories and battles, will be given a gritty message of hope, light, and inspiration"--… (more)

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