One of the biggest problems keeping people from seeking help for depression is the stigma attached to mental health issues. Now a group of people have gotten together for an event, The Depression Confessions, which RDNewsNow called, “a one-day consortium” that was streamed online for anyone who wanted to tune in.
One of the presenters of the event was a mother, Nova Brinsky, who suffered from depression, and this event was streamed online live where anyone who wanted to check it out and seek help. “We’re discussing life coaching,” Brinsky says. “We’re discussing personal experiences.”
Along with the Depression Confession were a psychiatrist, a life coach, and addiction specialist, and a successful businessman who overcame a suicide attempt. Brinsky is also hoping to keep these events going throughout 2018.With so many people reaching out through online services and apps, you can look for help in privacy. “If you’re one of these people who is a little bit nervous about reaching out, the supports are there. It’s such an under-discussed topic. Everybody tip-toes around it because it’s not talked about enough.”
In organizing this event, Brinsky added, “This is something that we all feel highly motivated and compelled to do, like it’s our duty to share it. So I think if it’s something that anybody is curious about, we have zero motivations other than helping people get the help that they need and provide another option.