Harmful Urges and Cravings? Try this Mindfulness Exercise

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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


Solving Homelessness

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A short film profiling a participant in the At Home/Chez Soi mental health and homelessness research project, as he cooks a group breakfast.


Stimulants Used for Cognitive Enhancement

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Beginning with a definition of cognitive enhancement (using off-label drugs to improve normal brain abilities), this talk discusses amphetamines and executive function.


Mental Health Day: Canadian Homelessness and Addictions

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Interview with a Vancouver, BC man who is homeless after completing a drug rehab program, talking about housing conditions in the Downtown Eastside and systematic barriers to stable mental health and sobriety with housing.


Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Detailed research findings on mental health issues among Australian legal professionals.


Social Comparison Theory

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

A creative student film with nattated citations edited between fictional portayals of situations of peer influence in a fashion shoot, party, and a girl’s suicide attempt.


Fast Times for Our Brains

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A leading neuropsychiatrist describes how our body and brains function in modern society.


Modern Science on Addiction

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The head of a research institute on substance use disorders explains their biological and social causes and courses.


What Creates an Addicted Brain

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Childhood neurodevelopment and environmental conditions that lead to substance use disorders, and why compassionate treatment should involve social and other factors.


Landscapes, Alcoholism and Twins

Monday, August 16th, 2010

A genetic scientist learns his twin brother is ill from alcoholism and travels through the Canadian Rockies to visit him in hospital, along the way explaining epigenetics to the camera operator and comparing it to the scenery. Awesome short documentary.


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