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Depression Behind Comedy: Kevin Breel


In this powerful TED Talk, comedian Kevin Breel talks about his lived experience with depression.

He makes the distinction between sadness and clinical depression, and discusses why it’s so important to talk about it in society. Suicide can be the result of depression, and he talks about his experience with suicidality. He argues against stigma.

His delivery is intense, and the personal nature of his remarks make them even more effective and real.


Depression Behind Comedy: Kevin Breel

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2018). Depression Behind Comedy: Kevin Breel. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 3 Feb 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Feb 2018
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