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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,...
A brief interview with Mark Henick, a board member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and person with lived experience of mental health issues and suicide attempts.
Mark's tireless mental health advocacy to combat stigma has led to numerous speaking engagements, including a popular TEDxToronto talk on "Why we Choose Suicide."
This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mark has been chosen as one of the Faces of Mental Illness.
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.
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...
Two suicide prevention advocates from Grassroots Suicide Prevention talk about developments in e-health, including search engines, smartphones, and social media.
They discuss search engine optimization for the term "I want to kill myself," and how Apple has improved the Siri interface after user feedback. They also mention Facebook and Twitter's systems for reporting suicidal content.
The interesting thing about all those methods is that they simply provide a phone hotline number to the suicidal person, which they must then phone....
Bestselling bipolar author Julie Fast is interviewed about maintaining wellness in Tools for Mood Stability.
In this pragmatic, information-packed short segment she explains how she has built up supports around her, and describes strategies she uses every day to manage bipolar symptoms and prevent relapse.
Great video, with very helpful peer knowledge for people with...
Marriage and family therapist Kati Morton describes making a safety plan for suicidal thoughts.
She discusses safety plan templates, making your environment safe, noticing and writing down triggers, creating a support list of social connections, and finally and most importantly turning to mental health professionals.
Suicide hotlines are a recommended resource as well as going to hospitals. When she creates safety plans with clients she personalizes them to an individuals needs as well.
Kati Morton has made dozens of great...