On living with depression and suicidal feelings | Sami Moukad ...

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"This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. ""By the end of this talk, 24 people would have committed suicide worldwide."" - Sami Moukaddem.

What are the misconceptions we have regarding depression and suicide? And what can we do to help those suffering around us?

Sami's talk promises to demystify many of these misconceptions and point to a wide map of his journey out of darkness (in a kind of a fun way).

A psychologist by profession, Sami Moukaddem has expanded his interests to encompass writing, music making, documentary making, and now he's sharing both his professional and personal insights of struggling with depression.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)"


"The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery."


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