How to Overcome Stage Fright

A funny and very endearing TED Talk by folk singer Joe Kowan about experiencing and overcoming severe stage fright.

Kowan describes his discomfort as well as his unique and creative strategy for coping with it - performing a song that confronts it head on.

I'm reminded of Brene Brown's advice on coping with shame; by admitting to our vulnerabilities, others see us as authentic, and appreciate our humanity more than if we try to mask our fears.

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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.

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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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Romantic Chemistry

Highlights from a talk by Larry Young about the brain chemistry of love.

From bonded-for-life prairie voles to human partnerships, chemistry plays a role in romantic attraction and staying with a mate. Lessons from research into the science of love may be useful for other applications in psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.

An animated short excerpt from a presentation at the Brain Matters! conference held in Vancouver, BC in March,...
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Value from Suicide Attempts: The Way Forward

A powerful video sharing key recommendations in the report "The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience," prepared by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

This comprehensive report on suicide attempt survivors and suicide prevention is a major step in lived experience advocacy.

There will be a one hour tweetchat on Thursday, July 10 at 12:30 pm ET using the hashtag #WayForward. Suicide...
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