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Help for Anxiety in Teens


Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a TEDx Talk about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. As a youth (not that she's old now, in her early twenties) she felt alone and had difficulty reaching out for help, but once she accessed professional care was able to work on managing the disorder and living a healthier life.

She created Anxiety for Teens because when she was a...
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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...
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Lisa Kudrow and Abby Baird on the Teen Brain


Lisa Kudrow interviews fellow Vassar College alum and psychology professor Abby Baird about her work researching the development of the adolescent brain, in "The Teenage Brain."

A lively and amusing interview intended for a lay audience, recorded at a public From The Pub event. Kudrow is funny as ever but proves she is smarter than people realize, and Abby Baird is just as fun. Although this is a long interview on scientific topics, their witty banter makes it easy...
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Recreation for Youth with Anxiety


"Pandemonium" is a video from Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Burnaby about their recreation program of the same name for youth aged 13-17 who have anxiety.

Referred from Hamber House, an educational day treatment program for youth with severe mental health issues, participants in Pandemonium enjoy recreational activities like hiking and movies. By sharing in activities without pressure on individuals, participants learn to develop social skills and minimize social anxiety.

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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.

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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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