Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share (A TED Talk)
One of the many challenges of depression is how isolating it can feel. But if you’re suffering from depression, you can take comfort in the fact that you are definitely not alone. There are professionals like me whom you can talk to if you’re feeling depressed, but there are also millions of people around the world who are dealing with similar issues. Here’s a TED talk by Andrew Solomon that many of you may find relatable:
The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.