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An uplifting TEDx talk by comedian Frank King on the subject of depression and suicide.
A mixture of tragic topics and funny language makes the oft-taboo subject more palatable. A well done, short talk about what the issues are and how to assist someone who is suicidal.
Learn to give voice to your feelings, and help...
In "Clear Skies," an excellent animated video from the Healthy Aboriginal Network, family violence is explained as an issue of intergenerational trauma, while at the same time victims are encouraged to find safety and heal.
A Canadian production, still there are dynamics that apply to similar situations in many cultures.
If you are in an abusive relationship, you can find help and support in the Hot Peach Pages, an international directory of domestic violence agencies....
From the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, researcher Diana Winston created this short guided meditation video to help work with life's difficulties.
Whether it's difficult emotions, body sensations, or stressful events, mindfulness meditation can help with calming and focussing the mind to cope with life more effectively.
UCLA MARC offers a range of free mindfulness videos and mp3s in a variety of lengths and for different...
A brief and interesting educational video from AsapSCIENCE explains why people are hard-wired to find babies so cute.
In what's known scientifically as "baby schema," babies' elements and proportions come together to make them aesthetically pleasing to humans, and through our brain's reward system we are motivated to care for...
A brief interview with Mark Henick, a board member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and person with lived experience of mental health issues and suicide attempts.
Mark's tireless mental health advocacy to combat stigma has led to numerous speaking engagements, including a popular TEDxToronto talk on "Why we Choose Suicide."
This year for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Mark has been chosen as one of the Faces of Mental Illness.
A mindfulness guided meditation video to help you overcome anxiety and fear.
In this simple 15 minute video, a calm male voice leads you through a breathing exercise, and repeating a series of mantras that focus on creating a sense of inner...
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.