Writer Andrew Solomon is a notable TED speaker and in this TEDxMET talk from December 2013, Solomon talks about “Depression: the secret we share”. It made an insightful viewing for me and I hope it will be the same for many of you seeing this right now. Solomon has also talked about identity, love and acceptance in his other TED talks.
“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. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)Follow Lex on Twitter! Read More: 15 Nepalis Commit Suicide Daily