Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug wants you to know that you aren’t alone

Melissa Bernstein is one-half of the incredibly successful global toy company Melissa & Doug. However, the mother of six and creator behind the joyful toys has also secretly battled depression for most of her life. In this candid interview, Melissa opens up about her struggles and how she's learned to manage her depression over time. She also talks about how her depression has impacted her relationship with her children and explains why she wants others to know that they aren't suffering alone. To learn more about Melissa's new LifeLines community, visit Lifelines.com.

This episode is sponsored by Staples Connect.

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