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Comedian Ruby Wax Laughs at Mental Illness

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Ruby Wax gives a funny TED Talk about mental illness.


How to Overcome Stage Fright

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

An endearing short talk about how a folk singer deals with his stage fright.


Romantic Chemistry

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Learnings from the science of love may be useful in treating psychiatric conditions.


Can and Should We Prevent Crime with Neurotechnology?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

A cool short animated video on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime.


Suicide Attempt Survivor Voices

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The American Association of Suicidology 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles featured the panel, ‘Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors.’

It includes presentations by Cara Anna, Dese’Rae Stage, Samantha Nadler, Misha Kessler, and Craig A. Miller.

This historic, inspiring panel coincided with the launch of a new Attempt Survivors Division of the AAS, a move heralded as a major achievement in suicide prevention in the movement to include people who’ve been suicidal.

Soon after, the New York Times featured an article about attempt survivors. It includes an interview with Dese’Rae Stage of the Live Through This project, showcasing attempt survivor portraits and interviews.

These are all major milestones in attempt survivor visibility and involvement in suicide prevention. Congratulations to all who spoke out!


Brains, Minds, and Institutions

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A fascinating look at the three parts of the brain: cells, mental states, and products of the brain.


Zombie Neuroscience

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.


Three Actions that Help Overcome Suicidal Thoughts

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Consumer advocate Pat Risser speaks about his experiences with suicidal thoughts and feelings, and the three main actions that helped him cope.


NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.


Honesty about Dishonesty

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Popular behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains how people can be dishonest and honest at the same time.


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