How to get stuff done when you are depressed | Jessica Gimeno | TEDxPilsenWomen

  • Published on Nov 16, 2015
  • Jessica Gimeno lives with bipolar disorder and wants to expand the discourse around mental health. It's not enough to just receive a diagnosis, she says, people have to learn to live with depression and other mental health issues. In her talk, she shares the techniques she's learned to help her get stuff done while depressed.
    Jessica is a warrior who fights five illnesses daily: bipolar II, polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, and the neuromuscular autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Jessica Gimeno was valedictorian of her class, winning more than 20 speech competitions. Motivated by a friend’s suicide, she spoke to hundreds of students about mental health stigma and helped thirty students get psychiatric help. In her free time, Jessica is a diehard New Kids on the Block fan who enjoys pilates, painting, and playing with her nieces and nephews.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Bentendo94
    Bentendo94 3 minutes ago

    I think my biggest issue is my career. I spent most of my adolescences and college life dreaming of being an engineer. It’s what I thought I always wanted. Now for all intents and purposes I have it and it sucks. It’s not just eh and could get better, the last 4 years has sucked and I get a real “what now” feeling. I was never so sure of anything in my life than I was to be an engineer and now I don’t know. It may seem innocuous compared to other people’s troubles but my career was important to me from a young age and now I just feel lost and unrecognizable

  • 6026961
    6026961 19 hours ago

    I was supporting you till you started talking about God

  • Miyadora
    Miyadora Day ago +1

    How is blowin' your own trumpet going to help people with depression especially those who are in their 30's and up? People who haven't accomplished a thing because depression is too crippling they could hardly move and get out of bed.

  • Hannah Woodruff
    Hannah Woodruff Day ago

    I see a lot of comments attacking this women for “not truly being depressed” or “not knowing what she is talking about”. Guys, depression is different for everyone, everyone is different. These tips may help one person, but be worthless to another. Don’t throw away everything she is saying because of all the negative comments. That fact that your here means you want to change, and you will, keep pushing, even if this video doesn’t help, you will get better eventually. Keep on keeping on.

  • Galliano Marr
    Galliano Marr Day ago +1

    But where do you get the energy to do the 3 Star things in the morning, when you wake up depressed every day and need to watch a movie or something before you feel alive?

  • C M
    C M 2 days ago

    Ok, I’m scared reading so many comments where people say taking a shower is hard. This is so sad, how can there be so many people feeling so helpless? I have no idea how depression works, but since Idk what to do to help, I’m gonna make a list of the beautiful things in life worth living for:
    1. Animals (pure and innocent)
    2. Ice cream
    3. Music
    4. Dance
    5. Babies
    6. Helping people who need you (any way you can)
    7. The wind
    8. Swimming
    9. Nature in general (fruits, trees, flowers)
    10. Birds singing
    11. Your own singing
    I wanna ask you guys if you can:
    Try to do some of these things everyday.
    Put on some happy music and dance and sing along
    Listen to the birds sing and feel the wind or dance in the rain
    Go swimming
    Eat fruits and read about the benefits of the ones you’re eating
    Play with babies (if you have any in your family or if you have friends who have babies)
    Try a different flavor of ice cream
    Help somebody (anybody, with anything)
    And always, ALWAYS keep one thought: I am worth it, I deserve happiness and I will make this happen.

  • Art Ambient
    Art Ambient 4 days ago +1

    I catch myself thinking the most awful things everyday. Then I think, No wonder I am depressed !

  • angie kelly
    angie kelly 5 days ago

    I doont think she has really every experienced true depression.

    • Hannah Woodruff
      Hannah Woodruff Day ago

      angie kelly Depression is different for everyone, her story just happens to be different then other people’s.

  • angie kelly
    angie kelly 5 days ago +1

    Sounds awfully chirpper for someone whos suffering with depression.

  • Just Me
    Just Me 6 days ago +1

    I have insomnia and I sleep too much :'D

  • TheMercilessEye
    TheMercilessEye 6 days ago

    Actually, her description of her first 'coming to awareness' of depression, sounds very much as though she had a huge flash of insight into the futility of life as packaged by modern western society. Occasionally, you will find brilliant kids who can see through all the BS long before the schools have had a chance to brainwash the ability out of them.

  • bethelshiloh
    bethelshiloh 7 days ago +1

    Depression is a difficult condition / state of being. Thank God He delivered me.

  • Cheryl Wang
    Cheryl Wang 9 days ago +2

    The strategies she talked about are really applicable

  • Bruno Carvalho de Almeida

    Well, it helped me a lot, really. Thanks!

  • UnbeheldMelody
    UnbeheldMelody 10 days ago

    *Know yourself*
    Yep. Oddly enough, making lists and plans makes me even more depressed and unable to become motivated. I feel weighed down by to-do lists and I just don't ever want to do what I wrote down. I think my situation is my biggest depression trigger. I just can't figure out the right career for me. If I knew, I could hurry up and get out on my own. I'm on my third college degree and it feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. Not having a life I can call my my's beyond depressing. A lot of days I find it meaningless to even get out of bed.

  • Trever H.
    Trever H. 13 days ago

    Title should be "How to get stuff done when you are feeling down (or sad)." These are not very ideal 'tips' for real depression.

  • Lyncis R
    Lyncis R 15 days ago

    I'm glad that this video creates a space where people who live with mental ilnesses can share their stories. It is so important to do, because it brings awarness to society and maybe one person will feel better for not being so alone. We definetly needed the place like that. So thank you, everyone who told their story.

  • Mireille Claire
    Mireille Claire 16 days ago

    Get up when you can't get up. Be motivated when there's no motivation... What? But yes, I at least agree with the baby steps. Self-love meditation even while laying in bed help a lot (there are plenty on RU-clip) because as long as we hate ourselves for being inactive it will become worse. Meaning the first step is, to love myself unconditionally and accept who I am with all my flaws and illnesses. Go to your mirror and say: "Good morning, I love myself and forgive me all my mistakes!" This is my "ladder" out of the darkness.

  • bicthboi
    bicthboi 16 days ago

    I think I've been in a depression since 7

  • bicthboi
    bicthboi 16 days ago

    everytime she scratched the floor my depression leveled up

  • Sabrina Alvarado
    Sabrina Alvarado 18 days ago +1

    so heartbreaking to read that everyone else here is also going through an episode and feeling discouraged from has to be really tough times before I start watching depression ted talks on youtube for solutions anyway... :-/

  • neurotransmi77Er
    neurotransmi77Er 19 days ago

    Depression takes practice, her first words, how depressing 😂

  • No Name
    No Name 20 days ago

    Reading the comments, I feel like the depression I had when my favorite nephew passed away 25 years ago that I experienced sounds like non-depression.

  • Nick23at63 Nick
    Nick23at63 Nick 20 days ago

    Sounds all great, but you really need support from someone to get you through the depression. Some people have caring family and friends, some don't. The family I did have that cared have all passed away, the ones left never cared for any of us here. The friends (?) I had seem to have only been my friend when they needed something, I was the first one they called. When I need help, they point me to others who they think should help. There are other friends who mean well, I guess, but they truly don't understand depression, since all they say is "Think positive", or "Snap out of it." Sometimes you really need that helping hand, and for me, no one seems to want to extend it. And forget the healthcare field where I live, they go through the motions as if you were a bother, get you in and out ASAP so they can do other stuff. It's hard beating this.

  • Lucía Santos
    Lucía Santos 23 days ago

    Thank you so much Jessica. Your strategy has really help me and I definitely will apply it for my life. I'll try to always get better and find a silver lining.

  • Carol
    Carol 23 days ago

    this video is triggering in so many ways wtf

  • Jeffrey Igot
    Jeffrey Igot 24 days ago

    It's just so hard to find hope when you're depressed. I can't even get out of my bed. 😔

  • Karen Carney
    Karen Carney 25 days ago +1

    She didn't use that cane once.

  • Maria Ilé
    Maria Ilé 26 days ago

    Years already

  • JenWithThePen
    JenWithThePen 27 days ago

    Nice motivational speech. I don't believe that her 'level' system of the difficulty of tasks works for everyone. Even thinking like that might be already too much for some. Like Chester Bennington once said: "I'm just going to crawl over to my corner and die here." So, if one feels and behaves like their 'dead' (not necessarily wanting to be dead) it might be more useful to start the day with one thought: "What is the least I could manage to do today?"
    Even going for a shower can already be tough as a 'ghost' and requires a physical rest afterwards. But it could be something to be proud of. Especially if one is lonely and has nobody who cares.

  • Ryan Rivera
    Ryan Rivera 27 days ago

    That rocky analogy, had me LOL for real, god bless

  • imacg4
    imacg4 Month ago

    Actually most of her diseases are related, all in some regards autoimmune (some theories suggest that BPD could be related to inflammation). So I really hope we as a society could pay more attention to coping with autoimmune irregularities on people. MG is really serious, hope she's doing well in 2019.

  • Hawt Pink Shlickem
    Hawt Pink Shlickem Month ago

    See for me I love showers, the heat, I talk to myself, come to my best conclusions in the shower. Especially when I’m depressed.

  • Merci Beaucoup
    Merci Beaucoup Month ago

    I admire her but she is tackling depression right before it gets really intense. When depression gets really intense, it’s hard to crawl out of the hole. You have to start off with very minor chores and activities to get yourself to a healthier state in order to complete bigger projects. It’s weird because she of all people ought to understand depression, because she has 5 chronic illnesses.

  • Don't Search For This

    Been there done that, got the t-shirt and still depressed :( M

  • Adriana Jubainville

    Please get back to me I would like to work with you and share my ideas. I believe coping skills and getting things done is the only way to overcome depression or anxiety . I don’t believe a pill will ever fix this and have many ideas and plans to help . Thank you

  • max max
    max max Month ago

    to fight depression you have to have a reason to LIVE. Forget about all the speeches, what is your reason to LIVE? Are you truly happy? When you laugh, does it pass your lips straight to your heart? They should make euthanasia legal for people who wish it...

  • max max
    max max Month ago

    the more you listen the more depressed you get...

  • Khaled Humaid
    Khaled Humaid Month ago

    You are amazing 😘

  • marilyn gazelle
    marilyn gazelle Month ago

    I'm on meds but still depressed. No one sees it :( not even my psychiatrist:( i have bpd..

  • Sonia Guerrero
    Sonia Guerrero Month ago

    With all this depression I have even eating makes me have a break down *sigh

  • George MiLo
    George MiLo Month ago

    So hard to pimp when I’m depressed.

  • Willie Mendoza
    Willie Mendoza Month ago

    I wasn't depressed until I heard her elaborate in a repetitive oval of nonsense sensibly 🤔

  • Newell Daugherty
    Newell Daugherty Month ago

    People Don’t Want to Kill Themselves They Just Don’t Know How to Kill the Pain!!!!!!!!!
    Every Thunderstorm Runs Out of Rain!!!!!!

  • Loi P
    Loi P Month ago

    I love this video! I find the techniques work not only on days where you feel depressed but also if you're (mildly) ill, like tired or head achey. My favorite part is about starting with the easiest tasks and working your way to the hardest. I hear this is scientifically proven.

  • Paula Freeman-Vida
    Paula Freeman-Vida Month ago

    Hormones and GMO foods make it worse

  • beckchasewolfe
    beckchasewolfe Month ago

    It's like she's never been depressed or she just wants to make people feel worse than they already do

  • Skint
    Skint Month ago

    I mean I'm happy it works for her but for me is hard to just get out of bed or brush my teeth so I don't see myself doing any of this anytime soon

  • Many Styles
    Many Styles Month ago

    Bla bla bla bla bla.. Ted talk bla bla bla

  • Liah knows best
    Liah knows best Month ago +1

    I was taking notes!👍Best 15:20 min of the day👏😊🙏❤🙏❤😁

  • akgaaj22
    akgaaj22 Month ago

    Wow I really needed this

  • Tanisha Madera
    Tanisha Madera Month ago +4

    She's trying to help as best SHE can, and she's sharing HER experience, y'all. She's definitely not going to reach everyone and tackle all personal struggles.. I appreciate this video soo much❣️

  • Dr. Mobarak
    Dr. Mobarak Month ago +4

    " If you can not say no, then your yes means nothing ! "

  • Eliina
    Eliina Month ago

    I was diagnosed with moderate depression today. I'm gonna try these out!

  • Bruji santiago
    Bruji santiago Month ago

    Thank you for this Jessica, you have given me hope just at the time I most need encouragement! Bless you :)

  • Amjad Abujamous
    Amjad Abujamous Month ago

    Thank you so much for the "Proactive" strategy and sharing how one can live with depression. Those 15 minutes were better than WEEKS with others. I can't thank you enough! God bless ❤️

  • Thicc SANDwich
    Thicc SANDwich Month ago

    It's also difficult to deal with depression when everyone wants to tell you that you only talk about your problems and that your self centered and only want attention

  • Jimothy Vonfilthy
    Jimothy Vonfilthy 2 months ago

    She didn’t get and applause at the end?

  • Dave Masse
    Dave Masse 2 months ago


  • Ava McCarthy
    Ava McCarthy 2 months ago

    i have those episodes too! i'm 13, and i started getting them a year ago. they still only last a few moments, but it's pure emptiness for those moments.

  • Chris Keogh
    Chris Keogh 2 months ago

    The worst thing is that with depression doctors treat everyone the same, what do they think we are, Clones with this attitude how can anyone get the right treatment. We are individuals one size does not fit all, It's all about the "Money".

  • psychicviking
    psychicviking 2 months ago

    You can skip to 7:53 minutes to get to the information that can help you.

  • Wild Bill Entertainer
    Wild Bill Entertainer 2 months ago

    Living Organs!
    "I'm going to kill myself"
    A man said this no lie,
    "No one will miss me
    So it's better if I die"
    "My life ain't worth living
    Nothing's going right,
    Only I can stop this pain
    If I die here tonight"
    Many people tried this
    Because life was insane,
    Some are now disabled
    Yet many died in pain.
    You may want to die
    But body it does not,
    When you cut yourself
    Blood will start to clot.
    You can swallow pills
    Thinking that's the trick,
    But body wants to live
    It will make you sick.
    Think about your body
    Your body is a shell,
    Protecting many organs
    Who want to live as well.
    When you go to sleep
    Your organs have a goal,
    They want to stay alive
    So now they're in control.
    Think about your organs
    You have quite a few,
    Many die who want to live
    Now we're back to you.
    Life has many hurdles
    And can cause us pain,
    But don't give up so easy
    Think about the chain.
    Chain is linked together
    Father, husband, son,
    Mother, sister, daughter
    Each and everyone.
    Take away one link
    Now chain will fall apart,
    Circle has been broken
    That is just the start.
    Chain no longer strong
    So much grief they cry,
    If you end your life
    Another link may die.
    Will Mckechnie

  • Pluto
    Pluto 2 months ago

    “I had a happy childhood”
    can’t relate lmao
    Also, I wish that stuff like showering or eating or even just taking my meds was easy. I wish I could do things, be motivated or happy and be able to get things done. I can’t do that. Nothing is easy, nothing seems to help. I try and try and try and try and I cannot do anything and not doing things I know I have to do makes things worse

  • Luiz Paulo Brüggemann
    Luiz Paulo Brüggemann 2 months ago

    I'm not sure if seeing the "disease" as the enemy is a good thing, but I admire her will power by the way.

  • Randizle Peregoy
    Randizle Peregoy 2 months ago

    Just do cocain and hookers

  • Taco Platter
    Taco Platter 2 months ago

    I can fully relate to her story. I consider my rapid recovery to a very skilled therapist who pushed me hard to do more and more
    Basically I was told “you wanna pay 120 an hour to whine or do you wanna get better?”

  • Jillian lea
    Jillian lea 2 months ago +1

    Sometimes a shower feels like a 3

  • Witte Artistry
    Witte Artistry 2 months ago +1

    This is awesome. I will be sharing this with a few people I know. Thank you for speaking!

  • Michelle M
    Michelle M 2 months ago +36

    If you have severe depression finding the motivation to “make a plan” can be nearly impossible.

  • Devi Sasongko
    Devi Sasongko 2 months ago

    Fellow depressed people, may I ask if your medication is working or not? She seems like having short term depression and naturally warrior and good time manager, while I'm a bad time manager so I also spend up almost all of my time zonk at bed, and my depression seems like never ending once it starts. I really envy her power though.
    Let's us all be warrior and fight depression. It is real, but resilience is also real, don't let yourself become one with depression, see them as your foe and try to fight them.

  • Marika
    Marika 2 months ago +1

    the thing with depression is you don't recognise you have it until it gets a bit better again. and you might think - oh I must make a plan to fight it when the next wave comes. but you won't. it's eating me alive.

  • big bang
    big bang 3 months ago

    i am depressed,i have one episode at list 5 times in a month,but still have motivation to change that..just didnt work..i be depression again and i want to be in bed all day..

  • Spring09
    Spring09 3 months ago

    Seems more about her self promoting her accomplishments than helping others. Completely useless, if anything harmful to those struggling with depression or anxiety. I am very surprised this has so many likes.

    • Spring09
      Spring09 2 months ago +1

      @The Raven’s Ashes Harmful, b'coz it makes those that are truly struggling with simple tasks like showering or sometimes even getting out of bed feel even worse in comparison to her

    • The Raven’s Ashes
      The Raven’s Ashes 2 months ago

      Harmful, how so?

  • W W
    W W 3 months ago

    I see people as a wheel. If you get a nail in the tire the entire tire wobbles and can go flat. Now see the wheel with four side... the body, mind, emotion and spiritual. If any of those has a nail... we wobble.

    Helping the body. First, get a physical. Imbalances can cause physical, emotional and mental problems. Thyroid problems for instance can push in all kinds of places to include sleep problems or not being able keeping you mind quiet. Quit sugar and white flour. Our gut has what is called flora or bacteria... for simplicity's sake, good guys and bad guys. The bad guys grow on sugar and they have a direct influence on our desire for more sugar along with our emotions. You'll feel down, reach for "comfort" foods like cakes, candy, ice cream etc and a bit you'll feel better BUT.. the bad guys also stop your body from taking the needed nutrition you need and you'll always feel like eating because of that. So you eat loads of sugar, feel down, don't have the energy or desire to do anything whether you have to or not. Not getting the nutrition you need you body breaks down and you get sick easier. Your immune system crashes, your nervous system has problems, your sleep gets worse... essentially you spiral down. Ah, the good guy. Feed them probiotics. I buy pickles and sauerkraut that have been fermented the old fashion way using salt. Don't buy the vinegar type. Vinegar kill good biotics. I only eat a 1/2" slice of pickle along with a tablespoon of juice once or twice a day. I buy Bubbies. It is a good tasting NY style dill/garlic pickle. If you have acid reflux, I use "Olive My Pickle" brand of "Dill Pickles". They aren't quite as spicy AND bonus it will cure your acid reflux. Look into prebiotics. Superfood for probiotics.

    Depression isn't a feeling... it is the absence of feeling. Depression is a state of being. Feelings aren't coming out. They must be pretty scary to face. I suggest this. I found a story on the web called "God Enhance Music" by bud. You can Google the story. The short version is... put on some music or nature sounds of your choice and just pray asking God to put into the sounds whatever God wants to put into the music that you need. This has never failed to help with feelings. This is THE best healing method I have found. Also, learn to meditate. Spend some time in nature... nature will slow down your clocks to natures speed and support you in feeling.

    Exercise at least a little every day if possible. At least 30 minutes on the tread... done.

    Try journaling. This works because by just sitting down and writing out your story it takes a while to get it down and helps you to stay in the memories and feelings for a longer time. Don't forget those feeling words. This isn't a scientific study... it is your life.

  • Claire Thompson
    Claire Thompson 3 months ago

    I am suffering from bipoar disorder,pos, asthma n depression n obesity n amenorrohoea too 😌
    The wore more than you is I am lack of self confident .

  • samantha cormier
    samantha cormier 3 months ago

    She is saying if she can do it anyone one can do it. That should encourage you! It’s not about drive or motivation. It’s about having discipline

  • Caitlin Weiss
    Caitlin Weiss 3 months ago

    I just love how she explains how depression is disabling. Lots of people don't understand why I can't finish school or even keep my apartment clean. They are empathic to the way I feel but don't understand why I can't do these physical tasks.

  • Girls8410
    Girls8410 3 months ago

    Just take it easy when depressed, numb and/or exhausted from mania/hypomania and be kind to yourself. It's easier said than done. Med combo tests&adjustments, therapy, workouts... they all help but there is no cure. Medication can help create a cushion/barrier but when the mood swings/mix moods decide to team up... There is only so much you can do.
    (and f*king med side effects when you get misdiagnosed at first or try meds that don't work with your body, etc...nobody really talks about these things -_-)

  • hatem mohamed taalab
    hatem mohamed taalab 3 months ago +1

    That's a very good talk

  • Natalia Soto
    Natalia Soto 3 months ago +1

    I feel like she’s boasted too much throughout this talk and her speech lacks personal connection. Her voice is loud and overbearing almost. Lots of people with depression will benefit from this because there are great tips, but tips are for regular healthy people. They don’t always cut it when you’re sick. Productivity tips won’t help people who are bedridden by their depression, unmotivated, and can’t find pleasure in anything. At least not for me anyway

  • Knotty Knotty
    Knotty Knotty 3 months ago


  • Merissa Kelley
    Merissa Kelley 3 months ago

    AMAZING talk! I have been vegan for about a year now and have felt the positive changes in my attitude and how I take care of myself and others. I never put 2 and 2 together about the negative lives that slaughter animals live and how their emotions, that energy, could very well be transferring to us as the consumer. We are all energy, and our emotions are energy, how could it not transfer to us? Again, amazing talk and thank you so much for this new found look on a way of life.

    • peppermint nightmare
      peppermint nightmare 27 days ago

      Also vegan, still depressed... I don't think veganism has anything to do with depression.

  • Raquel Flores
    Raquel Flores 3 months ago

    I loved how she put everything in perspective 💗 we cannot compare our circumstances with hers or any other person. But we can take the positive bits that apply to us.

  • Scott Davis
    Scott Davis 3 months ago +3

    She was so successful despite her diseases because she had a very supportive family and school. I am a 4.0 student with Depression, but I don't have any supportive family and I am invisible at school as well. Just having one supportive person would help a lot...

    • Olivia Cadena
      Olivia Cadena 2 months ago

      God bless you and thanks for saying that!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍❤❤❤ best wishes to you always!!

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    GaBingo ! 3 months ago


  • mohamed kamel
    mohamed kamel 3 months ago

    I felt sad and lol at the same time when no one clapped at the end

  • SwiftArtEvolution Swift
    SwiftArtEvolution Swift 3 months ago +1

    Thank you so much for this ted talk I am bipolar and I have the polyscyctic stuff too. Its very hard being on birthcontrol they unstablize me

  • lilth medusa
    lilth medusa 3 months ago

    Wow good for her guess I will lie my bed and cry myself to sleep and skip the lesson wohoo

  • fazly rabby prince
    fazly rabby prince 3 months ago

    i just fall in love

  • bossadave
    bossadave 3 months ago

    It’s sad I know all the tools and lifestyle changes I need to do to help break the cycle but I can’t motivate myself to do it. That makes it even more demoralising and depressing. It feels like Groundhog Day over and over.


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  • Healing German Shepherds

    My illness makes me depressed ▪😓

  • Cognitive Dissonance
    Cognitive Dissonance 3 months ago

    I wish I had her tenacity versus my desire to die.. she’s she uplifting that me wanting to die cancels the desire to end it all.. I thank her for me being alive today

  • Derrick D
    Derrick D 3 months ago

    If someone tells you another method to beat depression and your response is comment how bad you have it.. I’m sorry but your already defeated. You gotta fight for your life.

  • Coral C
    Coral C 3 months ago +1

    You didn't tell me how to be productive

  • Kyle Juan
    Kyle Juan 4 months ago +7

    Misleading titled video containing disappointingly little substance. 90% her personal achievements life story [problem] followed with "just do it" attitude [not a solution]. The only TED talk I've ever felt the speaker used the opportunity to just talk about herself rather than to help/inform others.

    • Sp1x
      Sp1x Month ago +3

      I feel like the biggest problem is that when you're depressed you can't _do_ anything. Motivation is just non-existent. There's no "making a planner". No "do a level 3 task". For me it's *"I just want to lay in bed and die".*

  • Saba Farzanyar
    Saba Farzanyar 4 months ago

    This is one of the best Ted Talks I've ever found on RU-clip. Thank you very much Jessica. God bless you🍃🌷

  • Dragger15
    Dragger15 4 months ago

    Wow that is crazy I had my first depression episode at age 8 as well. It was horrible I realized people were gonna die eventually and that is all that I could think about. Nothing mattered to me because everyone was gonna die. I wasted so much time and I was so afraid of wasting anytime away from people I loved. This lasted a year. A whole year of my life and things were back to normal until a year ago. But I struggle with getting depressed like she said and falling behind and then get depressed because I fell behind. much like the top comment I struggle with getting things done on time. The anxiety gets bad too I get really anxious. To the point where I scream in the car just to release some of it. My interactions with family has become worse. They tell me I use to be the nicest boy and now I can not control my aggression. I will get mad or just yell because of all the things in my head. Beat on my bed just yelling. I have been late to school almost everyday and my parents write me notes so I am all right but everyday I can not motivate myself out of bed. Some days I do not even go anymore. Very hard time focusing as well very hard

  • Charlene Bernard
    Charlene Bernard 4 months ago

    Wow! This video was excellent. She is such an amazing woman!!