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Face-to-Face with Mark Henick on Mental Health Awareness Day

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.

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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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Mental Illness Awareness Week Face to Face

Face-to-Face with Sandra Yuen Mackay

- A Vancouver woman who has schizoaffective disorder is profiled in a video produced for Mental Illness Awareness Week Canada 2012 (September 30 - October 6).

Sandra Yuen Mackay is an artist and author chosen as one of the campaign's Faces of Mental Illness 2012. She wrote a memoir ("My Schizophrenic Life") about living with the disorder, and she shares tips on how she has learned to cope, including using the Wellness Recovery...
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Celebrity Suicide Prevention Event

World Suicide Prevention Day 2012

- You may have read Alicia Sparks's post about it in Celebrity Psychings, now here's the video recording of a Skype video conferencing event featuring Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bornstein, and Roy Henry Vickers, on World Suicide Prevention Day 2012.

Hosted in a Brighton, England café by Grassroots Suicide Prevention as part of the Make Brighton Safer campaign, its impact reached around the globe with the inclusion of public figures from three countries and...
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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...
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