My NAPS 2016 Presentation: Language Learning Against Depression

At the end of July 2016 I was invited to speak at the inaugural North American Polyglot Symposium conference in Montreal, Canada. Here’s my presentation: Language Learning Against Depression

North American Polyglot Symposium 2016 Review (4)About the Presentation

In this presentation I share my own story of depression, and how the language learning community was a huge tool for my success in climbing out of the proverbial hole.

I also touch on why language learning is a good antidote to depression and encourage people to help each other and talk about these issues instead of hiding them.

Listen to the Presentation

Slides

Note: It’s going to be hard to follow my talk with these slides, so I’m mostly uploading them here so you can see what they looked like. There’s over 100 slides!

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  • Nicco Amedeo La Mattina

    I’m happy I found this. I sometimes beat myself up over my expectations, but you always help me reorient me focus. Great podcast, great presentation.

    • Thanks Nicco, really appreciate this and your email. It confirms I’m doing something right 🙂

  • Excellent! Thanks for sharing your story.

    • Thanks for taking time out of your day to tell me this, David. Really appreciate it.

  • Kirill

    Congratulations, Kris! This one is much more confindent and relaxed than some previous presentations.

    • Thanks! I was more comfortable here for sure, even though the topic was a lot more serious. Glad you liked it.

  • Jonathan Mahoney

    Thanks for sharing your story! You’re a great example of taking action in your life! =)
    I’m excited to start listening to your podcasts. I just found your through Language Tsar, who I also just recently found through Steve Kauffman.