Daughter Explaining Depression to Her Mom Is a Lump-in-Your Throat Reality Check on Mental Health

“It’s just not that much fun having fun when you don’t wanna have FUN, mom.”

Sabrina Benaim is a slam-poet from Toronto, Canada, whose raw words and passionate vulnerability have captured the attention of millions.

Her depiction of depression and explaining such to her mom is groundbreaking; a catalyst in demolishing the stigma and having honest conversations about mental health.

Sabrina’s book, Depression & Other Magic Tricks, explores themes of mental health, love and family. It documents her daily struggles, triumphs and life—navigating the waters of mental illness.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety or a different form of mental illness, visit for support and information.

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Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

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