This talk is based on Blake LeVine's books The Depression Diet and Depression, Bipolar and Heroin. It focuses on how to survive and thrive in a depression. The talk shares Blake's unique life story. It focuses on meeting notables including Mother Teresa, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and 4,000 others. It also shares about his nearly fatal battle with mental illness. The discussion follows how he would recover and slowly rebuild his life. This teaches about how in the depression many businesses failed. It includes how the game Monopoly was invented and nearly was a failure before being bought by Milton Bradley. It also goes into Muncie which was a town that was studied during the great depression. The talk shares how in the town men were jobless and depressed. The women also suffered and had major issues. The goal is for this talk to create hope in a dark time. It shares inspiration for anyone looking to keep going. It is a great discussion to help your organization press past problems or changes.