Writer. Comedian. Activist.
Kevin Breel is a 23-year old writer, comedian and activist.
As a writer, his debut memoir ‘Boy Meets Depression’ achieved critical acclaim. Forbes Magazine called it “a small book well worth reading” and NPR dubbed it “honest and compelling”.
As a comedian, Kevin has headlined theatres and colleges with his unique, story telling show.
And as an activist for mental health, Kevin has been a guest speaker at Harvard University, Yale, and MIT.
He has also spoken at Fortune 500 Companies, for The Government of Canada and even at TED; where his viral talk has amassed over 4 million views. The talk entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” is one of the most viewed TED talks in history- alongside the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
Kevin has been a part of multi million dollar fundraising events, helped to advise political reform and is one of the National Ambassadors for the presitigous Bell LET’S TALK Campaign.
A receipent of multiple awards for social activism around mental health, Parade Magazine recently named Kevin to their list of “Most Influential Millenials in the World” alongside Mark Zuckerberg.
Kevin’s Work Has Been Featured By
"Honest and compelling."
"A small book well worth reading."
Watch The TED Talk That Started It All
One of the moments that brought the world together.Mashable
This could save so many lives.Upworthy