Almost 20 years ago, writer Andrew Solomon fell into a deep depression. In this TED talk, he speaks eloquently and openly about his struggle with “the family secret we all share,” but that no one wants to talk about. If you are a human or know a human, you have to watch this talk.
“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” 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.