Self-managing Physical Health to Improve Bipolar


In a short YouTube video from the Collaborative Research Team to study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorders (), a community-based participatory research group located at the University of British Columbia, tips for improving physical fitness and diet are shared as methods to improve quality of life in bipolar disorders.

Peer Researcher Victoria Maxwell, who is living well with a Bipolar Disorder, demonstrates fitness and dietary choices while the video's narrator Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak describes healthy...
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Men’s Mental Health Perspectives


Men's Mental Health: Canadian Perspectives is a short video interviewing men and women in the street in Montreal.

Starting with "I don't know" in answer to questions, it turns out that people do actually have lots of insights about men's mental health and how to approach getting help.

The video is produced by Dr Rob Whitley from McGill University.

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Messages for Youth Newly Diagnosed with Bipolar


For youth, being newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder can be a scary and confusing time.

is a participatory community-based research group from UBC that studies bipolar disorders. In one of their initiatives, Peer Researcher Andrea Pacquette co-led the Bipolar Youth Action Project (BYAP) that studied Vancouver Island youth living with bipolar disorders, and how they managed the illness.

This brief but powerful video compiles key messages from the BYAP Youth Action Group, sharing hope,...
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The Pebble Meditation


This guided mindfulness meditation video uses four ordinary pebbles to represent flowers, mountains, water, and space, in order to use visualization mixed with breathing exercises. Very simple and soothing, and uplifting. Easy to practice.

Based on the teachings of Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this meditation practice is suitable for all ages and levels of...
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What is Depression? Animation Explains


A short, elegant animated video, What is Depression?, describes the common yet serious condition, and the differences between clinical depression and just feeling sad.

In a short version of a lesson on TedEd (full lesson available here), Helen M Farrell explains symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives tips for how you might help a friend or family member who is suffering from it.

Excellent and helpful...
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Brain Scan Knowledge Translation Music Video


"Scan the B-R-A-I-N: How to tell a good from a bad fMRI study" is a fantastic student video about how to tell a good from a bad fMRI study, in an excellent example of knowledge translation (the transfer of knowledge from scientific realm to public audiences).

This catchy, stylish music video features the UCL Msc student singing about brain scans, accompanied by slick, high tech neuroscience...
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Talking to Kids About a Family Suicide Attempt


An excellent, well-researched and professionally produced video takes on a difficult task: how to talk to kids and teens about a suicide attempt made by a family member or friend.

With four scenarios, this video offers advice and examples, with acted-out dialogues. It talks about how to handle discussions differently with kids in three age groups: preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers.

The web site also offers additional resources and information, such as places to turn in America...
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