Archives for All

5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety


In a short video produced by the UK's Anxiety United non-profit organization, 5 top tips to relieve anxiety are described.

These tips are easy and evidence-based things you can begin to do on your own right away. They empower you to use self-care and coping skills to confront, accept, and manage your anxiety...
Continue Reading

Scent, Memory, and Emotion: Connections


Have you noticed strong emotional memories triggered by the scent of food, or maybe a perfume?

In this short video, the scientific connections between smell, memory, and emotion are explained by an expert.

This is a good piece of science communication, with the accessible video made for the Brain Awareness Video People's Choice Awards.

10 short videos await viewer votes, until September 30. Cast your vote...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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,...
Continue Reading

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...
Continue Reading