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Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress

Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we.

In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break.

By stopping to breathe, do a mindful...
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Divided America – How Can It Heal?


Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a post-election TEDx Talk in conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson to address the question: can a divided America heal?

With emotions running high all along the political spectrum it's helpful to get some insight based on psychological science.

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morals informing political choices. In this video he describes patterns of thinking and historical roots leading to to sharp divisions in America. He also provides hope in a vision of...
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Snapping Self-compassion in Selfies


If you like to take selfies, this great TEDx Talk from psychologist Stephanie Zerwas is about online body image in selfies.


She discusses the negative emotions that selfies can generate, and how to approach them.

Zerwas is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

She is social media savvy and has a popular...
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What If?


"What If" by Craig A. Miller is a great spoken word poetry video about surviving a suicide attempt.

Powerful and eloquent, his is a relatable, moving, and inspiring story for many people.

Craig A. Miller shares his story in more detail in a book, "This is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding Life."

This book is recommended to learn more about suicide and recovery from a lived experience perspective. It has received nearly-all five...
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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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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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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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