Kevin Breel | @KevinBreel

Kevin Breel is a 20-year-old writer, stand-up comic and activist for mental health. His TED talk "Confessions of a Depressed Comic" has been viewed more than 2 million times online, and he's been seen on various media outlets around the world, including MTV, CNN, HLN and the Today show. He is currently on a college tour spanning more than 15 states. Kevin lives in Vancouver, Canada. You can connect with him on Twitter @KevinBreel


On Men’s Depression: How to Move Forward

One of my favorite pieces of clothing is a sweatshirt made by my friends at the non-profit movement To Write Love on Her Arms. It's grey with a white font which simply reads: People Need Other People. The line itself is pretty pedestrian. But the truth it's rooted in is deep and meaningful to me. As a advocate and occasional spokesperson for mental health, I've had the privilege of hearing a l …


Men and Suicide: Breaking the Silence

When a problem is so big it seems impossible to change, where do we begin? When topics become so tough to talk about, how do we start a conversation? These are two questions that lay at the root of men's depression, addiction and suicide. All recent studies on suicide agree on this: Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women. Three times. That's not a typo. So with a …


On Men’s Depression: A Soldier’s Story

Photograph: Sgt. Jason Fudge/U.S. Marine Corps This week in Canada, we paid respect to our troops with Remembrance Day. (Or Veterans Day in the U.S.) Quite honestly, in my life November 11th usuall …