Feeling depressed? This video will help you see why it’s nothing to be ashamed about.

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Feeling depressed? This video will help you see why it’s nothing to be ashamed about.

Everyone goes through periods of feeling low, struggling with meaning or simply suffering from the difficulties of human experience. On top of that, many of us struggle with the idea that we shouldn’t have such feelings, and it’s a personal failing to admit we are sad, overwhelmed or simply lost.

Outside of clinical mental illness — which often requires much-needed medication and therapy — Alain de Botton’s School of Life says these feelings are entirely normal, the result of the combination of a difficult, uncertain world and our own fragile longings for love and connection.

Watch this video break it down, and find comfort in the knowledge that, though it feels like you’re alone, you’re not…

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