In fact, he made a whole TED Talk called “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” that snagged over a million views in just a few weeks. He’s spoken at Yale and Harvard and MIT; he’s written a book about depression; he’s even shot the breeze about mental health with Fortune 500 companies. Him and Mark Zuckerberg? Yeah, they made the list of the “Most Influential Millennials of the World.”
He’s Kevin Breel. He’s changing the way we talk about mental health. And he’s kicking things off for Summit this year.
Kevin is a 23-year-old writer, comedian and activist for mental health. At four million views and counting, his “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” TED talk now stands as one of the most watched TED Talks ever, alongside the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and last year's Summit keynote speaker, Sir Ken Robinson. Kevin talks openly and honestly about what life is like with depression as your constant companion, giving a real face to the trials of mental health. He's also really funny. And warm. And honest.
Google him (or just click here: www.kevinbreel.com). Be sure to watch Kevin’s promo video on his site. Also, check out his TED Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic”. And if you’re feeling like all that screen time is bumming you out (and you know it does), go get Boy Meets Depression from the library or bookstore.
And then listen in when Kevin takes the mic.