How to connect with depressed friends
Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression -- and handle your next conversation with grace and, maybe, a bit of humor.
Bill Bernat is a recovering addict living with bipolar condition who advocates for mental health awareness through speaking, comedy and storytelling.
Bill Bernatleads storytelling workshops and fundraisers for nonprofit organizations including the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He has appeared on Comedy Central and The Moth Radio Hour. He has worked as a computer programmer at NASA and helped take LookSmart public as an engineering leader. He currently works as a content marketing director for Adaptiva.