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Web Exclusive: Ben Nemtin wants to break the stigma around mental health

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Web Exclusive: Ben Nemtin wants to break the stigma around mental health (Photo provided by Ben Nemtin)

(KUTV) -- "The Buried Life" TV show and epic bucket list roadtrip was sparked because Ben Nemtin was suffering from depression.

He hopes that people will start having more healthy and productive conversations about mental health, and break the stigma around it.

Nemtin says going through hard times is just a part of being human.

"There will be trials and tribulations, and when you go through that down, that's ok. Just talk about it," he said.

He suggests reaching out to people when you are going through that "down" time. They might end up needing you at another time.

"That'd the kind of world we want to create--connectiveness and compassion. Because we're humans. We're going to go through these ups and downs." he said.

Nemtin didn't used to talk about his depression because he was ashamed of it.

"Now I talk about, and I can see the impact that it has right away," he said.

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