–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno
My Favorite Mental Health TED Talks
Check out this speech from my friend, Mike Veny, of Transforming Stigma. After suffering from a devastating mental health breakdown in August of 2011, Mike made the decision to use his speaking and drumming skills to serve others. As a person who painfully struggles with mental health challenges every day, he is committed to transforming the stigma surrounding mental health into strength. Give Mike’s speech a thumbs up on YouTube!
Another great TEDx Talk is by my friend, Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A. Like me, Hakeem also lives with bipolar disorder. He was diagnosed while he was an undergraduate at Harvard. In this TEDx Talk, The Highs and Lows of Life: What Mental Illness Has Taught Me About Happiness, Hakeem share his story and the message that we are more than our challenges we are our experiences. Give Hakeem’s speech a big thumbs up on YouTube!
And here is my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” Did you know that the World Health Organization says by the year 2020 depression will be the second greatest disability in the world (second only to blindness)? Or that depression is the number one disability among Americans ages 15 to 24? Sharing coping skills so people can be productive despite depression is something I’m very passionate about. And I’d love it if you give my speech a thumbs up on YouTube.