This week, we speak with fellow podcaster and host of The Depression Files podcast, Al Levin. He is an assistant principal in an urban public elementary school. He's been in public education for twenty years. He's married and have four children.
Al has recently completed all of the coursework in working towards a Co-Active coaching certificate through the Coaches Training Institute. The coaching work has allowed him to support the staff he works with in the public schools, as well as others who are seeking support in reaching their goals or working past challenging times in their lives.
Al has also recovered from two bouts of major depressive disorder. His second bout was incredibly debilitating and required a three-week stay in a partial hospitalization program. 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.
In addition to his blog, Al speaks publicly on his own and for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
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