Tag archives for Art

‘To This Day’ Live at TED

Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of "To This Day" in a TED Talk. Accompanied by a violinist, as well as the crowdsourced animation from the viral video (with million views and counting), Shane also gives a longer introduction with more talk about bullying and growing up.

Rousing, touching, funny and sad, this is a beautiful performance that received a standing ovation. Transcript available in nine languages.

Click here to see more about...
Continue Reading

To This Day: Recovering from Bullying

Heartwrenching and visually exquisite, "To This Day" is an animated journey into the effects of bullying.

Mental health problems, long lasting impacts on self-esteem, and other consequences result from bullying in youth. But as well as exploring those themes in touching ways, this video inspires people to recover and look to their own beauty. A great way to begin an anti-bullying conversation from the perspective of recovery instead of empty "end bullying" sloganeering, this video immediately went viral, with...
Continue Reading

Inuit Youth Hip Hop Dancing for Life

"Support" begins with a stark statistic: at 11 times the Canadian suicide rate, Inuit youth deaths are among the highest in the world.

The Blue Print for Life program of "social work thr0ugh hip hop" teaches youth to dance, as well as the history of people from the South Bronx who originated it, emphasizing commonalities. It's about giving people a voice for expression, as part of a worldwide movement. Beatbox and throat singing are equally welcome at social gatherings. Healthy...
Continue Reading

ADHD Animation

ADHD and Me

Children's voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it's like to have treatment.

The VOICES (Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics & Stimulants) study involved 150 children in the United States and the United Kingdom. The film uses clips from the actual interviews with the children. They describe what it's like to take Ritalin, how they feel, and what improvements they experience. It also describes downsides. Stigma is another issue tackled.

The film...
Continue Reading

Funny Friday: OCD Stereotypes

Sh*t People Say About OCD

- Although the Sh*t People Say meme is past its prime, this overlooked homemade video still rings true by parodying common things that uneducated people say to people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Example: "Could you clean my room?" Warning: coarse language (an obvious four letter word). Interactive transcript available. To learn real facts about OCD, visit her blog, and search PsychCentral's vast archives for lots more...
Continue Reading