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Face-to-Face with Mark Henick on Mental Health Awareness Day


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.

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Finding Hope from an Attempt Survivor on World Suicide Prevention Day


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...
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Are Eating Disorders Racist? And Other Questions for Kati Morton


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...
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High Tech Suicide Prevention


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....
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Maintaining Stability With Bipolar


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...
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Suicide Safety Plans


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...
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Lisa Kudrow and Abby Baird on the Teen Brain


Lisa Kudrow interviews fellow Vassar College alum and psychology professor Abby Baird about her work researching the development of the adolescent brain, in "The Teenage Brain."

A lively and amusing interview intended for a lay audience, recorded at a public From The Pub event. Kudrow is funny as ever but proves she is smarter than people realize, and Abby Baird is just as fun. Although this is a long interview on scientific topics, their witty banter makes it easy...
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Celebrity Suicide Prevention Event


World Suicide Prevention Day 2012

- You may have read Alicia Sparks's post about it in Celebrity Psychings, now here's the video recording of a Skype video conferencing event featuring Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bornstein, and Roy Henry Vickers, on World Suicide Prevention Day 2012.

Hosted in a Brighton, England café by Grassroots Suicide Prevention as part of the Make Brighton Safer campaign, its impact reached around the globe with the inclusion of public figures from three countries and...
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