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Comedian, mental health activist to speak at Apple Valley High School March 4

Popular TED Talks speaker Kevin Breel will sign new book

February 19, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Comedian Kevin Breel, whose TED Talk, Confessions of a Depressed Comic, is one of the most viewed TED presentations, is the keynote speaker at a free event at Apple Valley High School on Friday, March 4.

The event Don’t Stop Believing, was organized after the loss of an Apple Valley High School student to help send a message of hope and healing for the community. Community sponsors include the Suicide Prevention Collaborative, Regions Hospital Foundation, Make It OK, a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses.

Now 22, Kevin Breel was 19 years old when he stood before an audience at a TEDxYouth event, and described what it felt like to grow up with serious depression. The eleven minute talk has since been viewed more than 2.3 million times and his work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The NBC TODAY Show, Mashable and the Wall Street Journal.

Breel will sign copies of his memoir, Boy Meets Depression, which was published in September.

Don’t Stop Believing, an evening of hope and mental health awareness
Friday March 4, 2016 – 6 p.m.
Apple Valley High School
1445 Hayes Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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