Finding Hope from an Attempt Survivor on World Suicide Prevention Day

By Sandra Kiume

In Finding Hope, a short and inspiring video, a child sexual abuse survivor talks about his suicide attempt and recovery.

No matter how close to the brink you may be or have been, there is hope. Read this first, then reach out for help. Find a telephone helpline near you with this global directory, or if you prefer not to use a phone, find international crisis chat and other online services through Online Suicide Help.

Learn more about World Suicide Prevention Day September 10,2014, and the many activities happening around the world.



Producer: Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Suicide Audit and Prevention Group Featuring: Paul
Format: Flash Date: 10/09/14
Length: 00:02:52  
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Is There a Biological Basis of Depression?

By Sandra Kiume

A look at what neuroscience has learned about depression. Is there a biological basis?

Far more complex than a “chemical imbalance,” this short animated video does its best to simplify scientific knowledge about the brain for the public. Packed with information, it’s a comprehensive overview.


Producer: ASAPscience Featuring: n/a
Format: Flash Date: 18/08/14
Length: 00:03:45  
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Are Eating Disorders Racist? And Other Questions for Kati Morton

By Sandra Kiume

Therapist Kati Morton answers questions from her Tumblr readers, in a YouTube video.

First, she talks about forgetting to talk about issues with your therapist during your appointment and ways to help remember, with helpful tips.

The second question is, “Are eating disorders racist? …I don’t believe I can have one, because I’m African-American.” Kati replies that mental illness doesn’t discriminate, and that she’s had African-American clients struggling with eating disorders.

The third question asks about switching therapists. Kati asks what work have you done on your own? If you’re trying maybe it’s not working and look around.

She then goes on to discuss a journal topic. A peppy and informative video update, follow her YouTube channel for many more.

Producer: Kati Morton Featuring: Kati Morton
Format: Flash Date: 05/08/14
Length: 00:06:13  
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Headspace: Mental, Physical, and Social Health for Youth

By Sandra Kiume

Since 2006, Australia’s Headspace program for youth mental health has opened service centres across the country offering physical, mental, social, and addiction care.

They’ve achieved a 93% satisfaction rate among nearly 100,000 youth.

The model is now expanding to Canada. Learn more about the approach in this short whiteboard animation video from UBC.


Producer: UBC One Minute Medical School Featuring: n/a
Format: Flash Date: 06/14/14
Length: 00:02:33  
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Romantic Chemistry

By Sandra Kiume

Highlights from a talk by Larry Young about the brain chemistry of love.

From bonded-for-life prairie voles to human partnerships, chemistry plays a role in romantic attraction and staying with a mate. Lessons from research into the science of love may be useful for other applications in psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.

An animated short excerpt from a presentation at the Brain Matters! conference held in Vancouver, BC in March, 2014.

Producer: National Core for Neuroethics Featuring: Larry Young
Format: Flash Date: 23/07/14
Length: 00:06:09  
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More Than a Pet: Service Dogs for PTSD

By Sandra Kiume

A short video profiling labradoodle Rocco and the veteran he cares for, through the program K9s for Warriors in the US.

K9s for Warriors trains rescue dogs to be service dogs for PTSD in veterans.


Producer: Bayer's K9 Advantix® II and K9s For Warriors Featuring: Rocco, Jack Capra, Sandi Capra
Format: Flash Date: 02/05/14
Length: 00:04:10  
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What Makes Us Laugh?

By Sandra Kiume

Professor Sophie Scott’s LaughterLab at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the UK does neuroscience research on why and how people laugh.

In a project at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012 and the Big Bang Fair 2013, at an exhibit they simply asked people to write down, “What makes you laugh?” In this short, fun video, they share the answers they collected.

To learn more about the LaughterLab and their research, visit this link, and for more fun and scientific videos about laughter check out Sophie Scott’s YouTube channel

Producer: LaughterLab Featuring: text on Post-its
Format: Flash Date: 14/03/14
Length: 00:03:19  
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What’s it Like to Experience and Recover from Psychosis?

By Sandra Kiume

Simon Says: Psychosis is a fantastic documentary featuring three people who’ve experienced psychosis, talking about what it’s like, and their recovery journeys assisted by the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service provided by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.

The film was created by John Richardson, a person with lived experience of psychosis, giving it special insight, empathy, and an insider perspective. For more background about the filmmaker’s process and intent, follow this link.

You can follow the filmmaker on Twitter at @insipidmedia, and also interact with a special account for the film, @sisaysPSYCHOSIS. Please ask questions and share your feedback on this unique and important project.

Producer: Insipid Media Featuring: John, Dominick, Jane
Format: Flash Date: 06/06/14
Length: 00:23:44  
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Value from Suicide Attempts: The Way Forward

By Sandra Kiume

A powerful video sharing key recommendations in the report “The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience,” prepared by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

This comprehensive report on suicide attempt survivors and suicide prevention is a major step in lived experience advocacy.

There will be a one hour tweetchat on Thursday, July 10 at 12:30 pm ET using the hashtag #WayForward. Suicide attempt survivors and allies are welcome to join this groundbreaking advocacy discussion.



Producer: crowdsourced by April Foreman Featuring: many voices
Format: Flash Date: 30/06/14
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Can and Should We Prevent Crime with Neurotechnology?

By Sandra Kiume

A cool animated short presentation on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime. “Neurotechnology for Our Homes and Our Nations: The Neuroethics of Privacy and Security” by James Giordano.

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Producer: National Core for Neuroethics Featuring: James Giordano
Format: Flash Date: 09/07/14
Length: 00:07:37  
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