Oct 23, 2018
Meir Kay Speaks About Depression

Mic Drop: Social media star Meir Kay opens up for the first time about his own struggles with depression and has a message to the public.

Meir Kalmanson, better known by his stage name Meir Kay, is an American internet personality best known for his Vlogs on YouTube, which has amassed over 350 million views and his social media presence with upwards of one million followers.

During a Mic Drop with Rosh Lowe event in Miami, Meir Key opened up for the first time about his own struggles with depression. He wants you to know that, "you are not alone."

His MicDrop moment exposes truth, honesty, compassion, and brilliance.

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1
wowwwwwwwww
SOOOOOOO INSPIRINGGGG I ALWAYS KNEW THAT YOU WERE DEEPER THAN YOU SHOWEDDD
I LOVE YOU!!!
(10/20/2018 1:44:21 PM)
2
Kol hakavod Meir
Awesome video and very moving!
(10/20/2018 2:02:55 PM)
3
Meir, beautiful
Your authenticity goes right to the heart.
Thank you for being with us
(10/20/2018 4:33:34 PM)
4
This guy is awesome!
Thank you for talking from your heart! Youre really authentic!
May you go from strength to strength!
(10/20/2018 6:20:39 PM)
5
Thank you for being you
A truly beautiful person.
(10/20/2018 6:36:41 PM)
6
A gut voch!
Wow!!
Amazing,Brave,Goodness and Kindness
Pure Ahavas Yisroel to put yourself out there for the benefit of others! You have surely helped hundreds!
May you be blessed with continued bracha vehatzlach in all aspects of your life!! You are a tremendous person and an asset to klall yisroel!!
(10/20/2018 6:37:21 PM)
7
Wow
Meir, I suffer from Depression and your words of hope and encouragement, truth and perseverance are truly touching.
Thanks for opening up.
(10/23/2018 6:27:08 PM)
8
Hats off to you
For sharing the story and not being afraid of stigma.
Mental health struggles are all around you, people!
Hatzlacha everyone
(10/23/2018 6:56:29 PM)
9
True Ahavas Yisroel
Meir
Huge respect !!!! You never know what people are going through, this is true ahavas yisroel time to increase in goodness in kindness in the simplest ways to everyone we come across starting right here in CH !
Thank you !!
(10/23/2018 7:08:02 PM)
10
Great Performance
I liked this performance! You put on a great show, Meir. And to those who wrote stuff like "authentic" etc, that's what good actors do and that's why it's called acting.
(10/23/2018 7:44:14 PM)
11
Kol HaKavod
Your transparency is inspiring. Putting all the shtick to aside, your words of inspiration is really want counts. Everything else is theatre on a big stage. The real challenge is how we feel when the show is over and when the curtain comes down.
Yasher Koach!!!!!
(10/23/2018 8:05:48 PM)
12
Chassid
Real Chassid! Take 📝 notes!!
(10/23/2018 8:06:13 PM)
13
Wow!!!
Meir Kay you are my hero bro keep up your amazing work
(10/23/2018 8:20:01 PM)
14
miryam swerdlov
i was always a fan, and now even more so.
that was brave and that took courage and that was REAL
(10/23/2018 8:58:02 PM)
15
Love you cousin!
Love it!! A true life of a chassid!
(10/23/2018 9:57:10 PM)
16
A fan.
A fan Meir.
Always was and now even more.
Know, that the love you hope and try to give to all, is there from others for you too. Just be open
You rock
(10/23/2018 10:06:44 PM)
17
Turning that frown upside down!
I salute and congratulate you, Meir for bravely sharing your challenges and triumphs. Depression can wreak havoc on one's spirit yet it is a highly treatable condition thanks to remarkable advancements in the field of mental health. You are proof that one can soar in spite of - because of! - facing and chasing those scheming demons that wrestle with the psyche. May G-d grant you peace of mind and continued success and mazal in bringing smiles to so many (including yourself)! You are loved and beloved! Keep up the superb work. Looking forward to seeing more of amazing Meir :)
(10/23/2018 11:00:43 PM)
18
treatment
He didn't speak about treatment. Is he on medication? Seeing a mental health professional?
(10/23/2018 11:01:46 PM)
19
Thank you very much!
For sincerity and the inspiring message!
(10/24/2018 12:37:40 AM)
20
Your fan on Empire
Meir Kay, thank you for bringing so much joy to people's lives. Hatzlacha with everything!
(10/24/2018 5:48:01 AM)
21
#10
#10 A Refuah Shleima, you need desperately to speak to a professional, and get a strong dosage of reality

Meir You Are Brilliant Young Man, On a Mission
A Shaliach Under Cover
Much Much Success
Thank You
(10/24/2018 6:49:49 AM)
22
I LOVE YOU!!! 😍
I cant even describe how much your words resonate with me. Thank you. Im not alone
(10/24/2018 7:40:39 AM)
23
Meir's parents
For some reason, in many of these types of stories, the parents are portrayed as the facilitators of the person's childhood traumas. Hindsight is 20/20 and in many cases the parents were simply doing what they thought would be best for their child and had no way to know the outcome in advance.
Kol hakavod to Meir's father for having shown up that day to take him to a therapist. Without knowing any more details than what was shared on this video, I do know that going to a therapist when Meir was 13 was not the "in" thing to do. There was so much stigma associated to it in those days. So while I applaud Meir for his efforts and achievements--which are no small feat--I think it's important to give positive recognition to his parents too.
Best wishes for true inner peace and hatzlocha.
(10/24/2018 7:52:30 AM)
24
Unreal! Courageous!
The Penultimate Expression of "V'Ahavta 'Rayacha Komocha!"

May you Meir go Mei Chayil el Choyil.

You are LOVED!
(10/24/2018 8:03:46 AM)
25
Having a problem watching this video
How can I watch this video?
(10/24/2018 10:12:42 AM)
26
Unfortunately your story is not uncommon
I was not moved in any particular way throughout you story.
But when that last bit of clothes came off, and you started to dance, (though to me the non jewish music is disagreeable) THAT REALLY INSPIRED ME. Meir U R something else.
You help and will continue to help the masses.
The numbers of views on your videos are only a small indication of what you are accomplishing. Meir, Mechayil so chayil. Your chayus is contagious and I absolutely am inspired by you.
(10/24/2018 7:22:46 PM)
27
Can be from multiple causes
A pharmacist told me that 90% of depression is really sleep deprivation. If the deprivation is from a prolonged pattern of not getting enough sleep, then a couple of nights adequate sleep may not result in recovery. In some cases, you may need 2 weeks.

Then, then are medical conditions that can do it: see
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/63655/medical-illness-causing-your-patients-depression

So, to get rid of it, take advantage of all you can - be it exercise, enough sleep, diet, nutrition, medicine, etc.
(10/25/2018 1:45:14 PM)
28
Wow!
This is one of the bravest things I've ever seen. #10, your skepticism is sad--this is NOT a "performance". Clearly ; may they enter the hearts of those who will benefit from hearing them.
(10/25/2018 4:36:27 PM)
29
to #10
I hear you bro. You are not alone. I agree with you.
(10/27/2018 8:48:33 PM)
30
Meir
U are poshut an inspiration!!
Ty for being so courageous.......
Ur Simcha will bring Moshiach Now!!!
(10/28/2018 12:33:53 AM)
31
#10 and #29
You two stand alone. This isn't acting. It isn't a show. It isn't a performance. It is REAL.
(10/30/2018 10:08:01 PM)
32
The most inspiration video I have ever watched
Thank you so much for sharing! We are with you.
(11/3/2018 7:14:01 PM)
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