Kevin Breel

As a stand-up comic, Kevin became one of the youngest feature acts in Canadian history; performing all over the west coast as a teenager. He’s performed from venues like the Colosseum in Vegas to House of Blues and Rogers Arena.

As a mental health activist, he’s an ambassador for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign and has been a guest speaker at more than 100 college campuses. His work has been featured by The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The TODAY Show on NBC, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal.

As a 19 year old, his passionate TEDx talk entitled “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” went instantly viral online- with more than half a million views in less than 30 days. It continued to go on to amass more than 3,000,000 viewers and be featured on more than 200+ media outlets.

Mashable called it “one of the moments that brought the world together” and the Huffington Post said the talk was “simply amazing”.

Now, Kevin’s talk (which is one of the most watched TED talks ever– alongside talks from the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Sir Ken Robinson) has launched him in to doing more activism than ever. He’s personally been a part of millions of dollars in mental health fundraising, has written opinion pieces for major media (CBS, CNN) and has shared the stage with Governors, professional athletes and celebrities.

Bringing a personality full warmth, humour and unparalleled honesty and channeling it in to topics people tend not to talk about, Kevin has become an in demand guest speaker at colleges and universities all over North America.

Kevin’s first book, “Boy Meets Depression” was released in September 2015.

Bell Let's Talk Day

SMALL ACTIONS - BIG IMPACT. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donated more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

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The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund

The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund is focused on improving access to supports and services for people living with mental illness through local projects and grassroots organizations in communities all around Canada.

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