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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Understanding and Healing from Family Violence


 

In "Clear Skies," an excellent animated video from the Healthy Aboriginal Network, family violence is explained as an issue of intergenerational trauma, while at the same time victims are encouraged to find safety and heal.

A Canadian production, still there are dynamics that apply to similar situations in many cultures.

If you are in an abusive relationship, you can find help and support in the Hot Peach Pages, an international directory of domestic violence agencies....
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