Sharing your stories can help others: Depression

“After struggling with depression for years, Joshua Rivedal is sharing his story and the stories of countless others — with the world.” -Huffington Post

Rivedal opens up to Huffington Post Live about his new book The i’Mpossible Project, slated to release in January, and his road to recovery and what pushed him to publish these stories are of 6379705both tragedy and triumph.

He explains, “I lost my father to suicide in 2009 and he lost his dad to suicide in the late 1960s, so this is something that I’ve been dealing with almost for my entire life,” adding “Two years after I lost my dad, I went through my own suicidal crisis. I didn’t have coping skills, tools or anything like that, and so it was a very dark period in my life, and thankfully, I was able to get help.” Rivedal says opening up to his mother and going to therapy helped him find his way through that time.

Now he hopes to help others with his book. “I’ve been sharing my own story for almost five years, and after sharing my story I realized I need to help other people to share their stories too,” he tells host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, further explaining, “this book has [stories of] bipolar disorder, LGBT issues, suicide, and mental health. There’s lots of really powerful things and people who have inspired with me and I get to share them with the world.”

Check out the clip below:

If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Do you or a loved one suffer from depression? See if you qualify for Segal’s clinical research study today!

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