The author and journalist Johann Hari was first diagnosed with depression as a teenager. In his new book, Lost Connections, he investigates broader approaches to mental health that go beyond medication. He argues that creating more meaningful connections with society and with nature, and having more control over our work and our lives, can provide solutions to depression and anxiety that are not solely medical.
Tony Blair’s Former Press Secretary We all know him as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s communications maestro. What most of us don’t know is that Alastair Campbell suffers from on-and off depression. In his late twenties he had a severe nervous breakdown, which landed him in police custody and in hospital. Believing his experiences gave him […]
Former Global VP of HR at Unilever Geoff McDonald’s crucible moment came in the middle of the night. He had a panic attack. At the time, Geoff was Vice President of HR for multi-billion dollar company Unilever. A real career alpha-man, he had no idea what was wrong. In this riveting talk he describes his […]
Founder of YO! Sushi When he was forty, Simon Woodroffe found himself divorcing, without an income, and battling depression. A few years later he stood at the helm of a hugely successful business empire: The YO! Sushi chain and other YO ventures. ‘If someone asks me ‘what inspired you to start YO! Sushi?’ I reply: […]
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