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Depression is Something We Don’t Talk About

depressionHere is a very thought provoking piece in the TED series about depression and stigma.

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“If there is one thing that we need to do it is to accept that it is OK.”

“We live in a world where if you break your arm everyone runs over to sign your cast, but if you tell people you are depressed, everyone runs the other way.”

“We are so, so accepting of any body part breaking down, other than our brains, and that is ignorance.”

“The first step in solving any problem is recognizing that there is one… but we haven’t done that. We can’t really expect to find an answer when we are still afraid of the question.”

“If there is one thing that I have come to realize, if there is one thing that I see as the biggest problem, it is not in building a world where we eliminate the ignorance of others, it is in building a world where we teach the acceptance of ourselves.”

– Kevin Breel, Confessions of a Depressed Comic.