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Harmful Urges and Cravings? Try this Mindfulness Exercise

By Sandra Kiume

A mindfulness exercise video to help you identify, understand, and ride out urges and cravings for addictive, compulsive and harmful behaviours.

By noticing thoughts and urges without acting on them, you can learn to surf urges as they come up until you have mastery over the behaviour.

This practical 12 minute exercise (also available as an mp3) combines a breathing exercise with a body scan and mental self-assessment, with a professional counsellor guiding you through the process.

Producer: New Heights Wellbeing Featuring: Naomi Goodlet
Format: Flash Date: 22/11/11
Length: 00:12:13  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/WrvB7GVj67o
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Zombie Neuroscience

By Sandra Kiume

“Don’t kiss a zombie” is among the practical information and deadpan advice provided in this hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.

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Producer: TEDxDublin Featuring: Shane O'Mara
Format: Flash Date: 07/10/13
Length: 00:15:44  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/pkv7wz7hCAI
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Dumb Online Comments for Suicidal People

By Sandra Kiume

Lived experience mental health advocate Melissa C. Water has created another great YouTube video, this time on the subject of online comments directed at suicidal people.

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Producer: Melissa C. Water Featuring: Melissa C. Water
Format: Flash Date: 25/10/12
Length: 00:05:56  
Video Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXJ-Vore8qI
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Recovery from Schizoaffective Disorder is Possible

By Sandra Kiume

“You never hear stories about people recovering from schizophrenia, so I was just really scared to talk about it,” says Jonny Benjamin in an excellent self-made documentary on schizoaffective disorder.

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Producer: Jonny Benjamin Featuring: Jonny Benjamin
Format: Flash Date: 09/12/12
Length: 00:23:43  
Video Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIfw-ljOQGg
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Could You Love a Robot?

By Sandra Kiume

Can humans fall in love with robots?

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Producer: DNews Featuring: Anthony
Format: Flash Date: 20/09/13
Length: 00:02:59  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/xDJK0vrE-Qc
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The 3 Levels of Stigma

By Sandra Kiume

In this ultra brief video from the One Minute Medical School at UBC, a nifty hand drawing accompanies narration about the three dimensions of stigma: self, social, and structural.

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Producer: One Minute Medical School Featuring: art
Format: Flash Date: 08/09/13
Length: 00:01:28  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/B9427JvlaPc
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Love and Recovery in Schizophrenia

By Sandra Kiume

A mother with schizophrenia and her adult daughter talk about their lives, recovery, and the memoir they co-authored, in the touching video¬†Love’s All That Makes Sense.

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Producer: Anika Francis Featuring: Anika Francis, Sakeenah Francis
Format: Flash Date: 25/03/13
Length: 00:07:53  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/Hd5__GBAjWA
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Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation

By Sandra Kiume

The gentle voice of Florence Meleo-Meyer of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center leads viewers through a 40 minute guided mindfulness meditation body scan session, followed by an additional 20 minutes of peaceful nature video for individual practice.

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Producer: University of Massachusetts Medical Center Featuring: Florence Meleo-Meyer
Format: Flash Date: 26/03/12
Length: 01:00:01  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/6W31vHDjyng
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Maintaining Stability With Bipolar

By Sandra Kiume

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 bipolar.

Producer: HealthyPlace Featuring: Julie Fast
Format: Flash Date: 04/01/09
Length: 00:02:45  
Video Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNwsHR9f3HA
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Three Actions that Help Overcome Suicidal Thoughts

By Sandra Kiume

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

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Producer: National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Featuring: Pat Risser
Format: Flash Date: 27/06/13
Length: 00:13:03  
Video Link:
http://youtu.be/FKwefG5gbDQ
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