Walking My Black Dog at Aadi Ganesan

TEDxYouth@Sydney 2013 · 17 November 2013

Aadi Ganesan talks about Walking My Black Dog: Dealing with Depression In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for young people. Two years ago, Aadi’s life completely changed when her sixteen-year-old best friend committed suicide. Aadi is currently finishing an Advertising degree at UTS and casually volunteers in an advertising capacity for the Wilderness Society and the Cancer Council. She was finalist in the 2012 International Advertising Association’s Big Idea competition. In her nine months of exogenous depression, she discovered the perceptions of mental illness firsthand and the challenges of forming a network of support. Society still shies away from suicide at the perceived risk of normalising it but Aadi hopes steps will be taken to understand it in order to prevent it.

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