Tag archives for mental health
Men's Mental Health: Canadian Perspectives is a short video interviewing men and women in the street in Montreal.
Starting with "I don't know" in answer to questions, it turns out that people do actually have lots of insights about men's mental health and how to approach getting help.
The video is produced by Dr Rob Whitley from McGill University.
Since 2006, Australia's Headspace program for youth mental health has opened service centres across the country offering physical, mental, social, and addiction care.
They've achieved a 93% satisfaction rate among nearly 100,000 youth.
The model is now expanding to Canada. Learn more about the approach in this short whiteboard animation video from...
Sleep is an essential component of good mental health, and trouble sleeping can be a symptom of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other conditions, as well as simply resulting from stress.
While there are medication options, they don't offer the...
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...
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...