What depression taught me | Debs Carter | TEDxSouthampton – W/Evaluation Form

What depression taught me | Debs Carter | TEDxSouthampton

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Sharing real life stories is a way that people can talk honestly about the hidden issues that affect individuals and society. In this inspirationa and powerful talk, Debs recounts her her own experiences with depression and despair and how this led her to founding a network to help others share and connect.

Debs Carter is the founder of the Touch Network which celebrates real life stories of everyday people who are overcoming life’s challenges. The hope is that celebrating real life stories becomes part of doing life together, rather than something that may be a little awkward. It reduces isolation, loneliness and stigma and increases the sense of connection between people. Debs began the network by sharing her own story of overcoming severe depression. Debs has a degree in Sociology and Social Policy and also works as a freelancer helping charities and social enterprises to grow through fundraising, business planning and client involvement.

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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