Tag archives for mental health

Suicide Safety Plans

Marriage and family therapist Kati Morton describes making a safety plan for suicidal thoughts.

She discusses safety plan templates, making your environment safe, noticing and writing down triggers, creating a support list of social connections, and finally and most importantly turning to mental health professionals.

Suicide hotlines are a recommended resource as well as going to hospitals. When she creates safety plans with clients she personalizes them to an individuals needs as well.

Kati Morton has made dozens of great...
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NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain

Director of the National Institute for Mental Health Thomas Insel gives a TED Talk on the new domain criteria research direction, and how an important first step is to reframe mental illness as brain disorders.

By doing so, diverse fields like psychology, cognitive science, molecular neuroscience, genetics, psychiatry, and more can work together toward a new understanding of the...
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Bipolar Standup Comedy

Big Daddy Taz performs standup comedy about mental health in the "Bipolar Buddha Set," onstage at CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival's "The Best Medicine" series in 2006.

He's introduced by Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys, who cracks a bipolar joke of his own.

Funny and insightful, it reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously and look for the humour in...
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Five Tips for Talking about Mental Health

Tips for Talking

UK mental health charity Time to Change produced a series of short anti-stigma videos for youth, and this episode features five young people sharing five tips about how to talk about mental health with a friend who has a mental health issue.

"Talking about mental health can strengthen friendships, aid recovery, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that affects us all," says the web page Don't Be Afraid To Talk. So often, people...
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