Noted psychologist Brene Brown explains the difference between empathy and sympathy in an animated video.
Ruby Wax gives a funny TED Talk about mental illness.
An endearing short talk about how a folk singer deals with his stage fright.
Learnings from the science of love may be useful in treating psychiatric conditions.
A cool short animated video on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime.
The American Association of Suicidology 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles featured the panel, ‘Can You Hear Me Now? New Voices of Attempt Survivors.’
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!
A fascinating look at the three parts of the brain: cells, mental states, and products of the brain.
Hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.
Consumer advocate Pat Risser speaks about his experiences with suicidal thoughts and feelings, and the three main actions that helped him cope.
NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.