Vanessa Berben Writer, TV Junkie, Crisis Hotline Counselor

I've been an entertainment writer and social media junkie for several years, and thought I was living my dream. After being laid off in late 2014 I experienced a resurgence of the depression I thought I'd overcome years ago and it lead to a new-found purpose to help others who are struggling with mental health.

I'm proud to be a crisis counselor today, and it's important to be open and honest about my personal struggle with depression. It's an honor to be part of the HuffPo Blogger community and I hope to use whatever tools I can to help end the stigma against talking about mental health. You can read more and get access to help here, thanks for visiting and keep fighting!

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