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Mental health, Video reviews

TED Talks on Mental Wellbeing

Here are some of my favourite TED Talks that relate to mental wellbeing. Susan David: https://embed.ted.com/talks/susan_david_the_gift_and_power_of_emotional_courage I recently reviewed Susan David's book Emotional Agility, and this talk covered similar subject matter.  She points out how problematic it is to avoid emotions that are considered negative or illegitimate.  She says there is a "tyranny of positivity",… Continue reading TED Talks on Mental Wellbeing

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Trauma and PTSD, Video reviews

TED Talks on Trauma

This week's TED Talk picks are focused on trauma and come from a diverse range of experiences. Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime https://embed.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime In this talk, Nadine Burke Harris passionately addresses the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study.  This study found a significant correlation between number of… Continue reading TED Talks on Trauma

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Mental health, Stigma, Video reviews

TED Talks on Mental Illness Stigma

Lately, I've been sharing some of the TED Talks that I've found particularly informative and inspiring.  In this post, I'm focusing on talks that challenge the stigma related to mental illness. Sangu Delle: There's No Shame In Taking Care of Your Mental Health https://embed.ted.com/talks/sangu_delle_there_s_no_shame_in_taking_care_of_your_mental_health Sangu Delle speaks about the stigma of being an African man… Continue reading TED Talks on Mental Illness Stigma

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Mental health, Video reviews

TED Talks: Mental Illness

Here are a few great TED Talks I've found on a variety of topics related to mental health and illness. Eleanor Longden: The Voices in My Head https://embed.ted.com/talks/eleanor_longden_the_voices_in_my_head A psychiatrist once told Eleanor Longden that she would be better off having cancer than a psychotic illness, as it would be more curable.  Having the voice… Continue reading TED Talks: Mental Illness