In high school, Kevin Breel was popular, on the honor roll, captain of the basketball team, yet spent his teenage years secretly depressed. One difficult night, Kevin made the choice to live instead of taking his life. Kevin has made his story public through his passionate TEDx talk entitled “Confession of a Depressed Comic” and more recently has authored his first book, Boy Meets Depression. During his talk, Kevin will explain how and why he decided to live as well as the importance of opening up to each other, sharing each other’s struggles, and asking for help.
The Coalition will be announcing details of a contest for schools and youth groups to develop a suicide prevention initiative. Contest information and an application form will be available at the community forum. For more information and to register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-327-6671. Please note that registration is required.