Archive for December, 2011

Recovery from Trauma

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

An Indonesian doctor describes post-traumatic stress as the heart of a warrior, and talks about reactions and recovery from different traumatic situations.

How Art Helps in Recovery

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

A documentary about a group of artists who have schizophrenia working out of Cottage Studio, an art studio program for mental health consumers in Hamilton, ON. People discuss their past and present experiences with schizophrenia, and how creating art improves their lives.

Media and Mental Health

Monday, December 19th, 2011

An interview with a health reporter about mental health and the media. Stigma, sensationalism, writing about policy, and more.

Workouts for the Brain

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A cognitive neuroscientist gives a rousing talk about the benefits of exercise on memory.

Jonah Mowry

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Mixed with Sia’s “Breathe Me,” an eighth grader shares his story of bullying, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts, ending on a touching, hopeful note. Viral video.

Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Douglas Hofstadter demonstrates numerous analogies and talks about how analogy is at the core of cognition, in this high profile lecture.

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