Al Levin is an assistant principal at a PreK-8 school in Saint Paul Public Schools. He has been in education for over twenty years, the past fourteen years as an administrator. He is married, has four children and a puppy.
But he is also a person who has recovered from two major bouts of depressive disorder, one of which was quite debilitating for nearly six months of his life. Through this experience, he has become very passionate about learning more about mental health and supporting others with a mental illness, particularly men with depression.
He joins Dr. Bond to talk about his blog and his podcast, being kind to yourself during depressive episodes, and working to dismiss the stigma around mental health in general, but particularly for men.
Listen to Al's podcast The Depression Fileshere.