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Tips on Coping with Emotions at Work

In this short video clip from the Chrissy B. Show, the UK's only TV show focussed on mental health and wellbeing topics, Chrissy shares tips on how to handle difficult emotions in the workplace.

In "Too Emotional at Work? Here's 5 Ways to Cope" Chrissy gets straight to it and goes over five practical, useful tips for better mental health in the workplace.

She starts with the basics of self-care - nutrition,...
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Healthier Sleep for Bipolar Disorder

Victoria Maxwell stars in this short video filled with useful tips to develop healthier sleep habits, important in the management of bipolar disorder.

This video was made by the bipolar research group at UBC in Vancouver, a collaborative group of researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience like Victoria.

has also compiled a resource page about sleep and bipolar which is a helpful companion to the video, with lots...
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Dancing Through Life with Bipolar

A short video portrait of Audley, a Montreal man living well with bipolar disorder.

He talks about what has helped in his recovery journey, including fitness, and he works as a personal trainer and fitness class instructor.

Audley also mentions one of the benefits of volunteering, which is that nonprofit organizations appreciate all volunteers regardless of mental health diagnosis.

An inspiring look at a vivacious...
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First Nations, Metis, & Rural HEADSTRONG Summit


The first First Nations, Métis and Rural HEADSTRONG Summit for youth mental health was hosted in October by the Mental Health Commission of Canada in Calgary, Alberta.

 This short video encapsulates the event's activities. Youth attending get inspired and inspire after presentations by elders, celebrities, and peers about mental health, wellness, and indigenous culture and identity.
Future events...
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Successful Valentine Campaign by IMAlive

This year, I was invited to be a part of a special Valentine's campaign for people without partners.  #ThereIsAlwaysMe was created by crisis chat site IMAlive, and promoted by PostSecret, @unsuicide, Torrey DeVitto, Jennifer Niven, and Kevin Brooks.

This short video shows highlights from the campaign results. People shared notes with inspiring messages to be found by strangers in schools, hospitals, and more, and then shared photos of...
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Study Confirms Pets Benefit Mental Health

A new scientific study published in the BioMedCentral Psychiatry journal confirms what many people already knew intuitively: people with mental illness benefit from pet ownership. This short animated video explains the findings.

The helpful nature of pets includes providing routine, exercise, and acceptance. Those surveyed rated their pets in a primary role of social importance and support. Dogs, cats, birds, and hamsters were all valuable as animal companions.

The journal article is...
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Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress

Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we.

In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break.

By stopping to breathe, do a mindful...
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Basics of Emotions in an Animation


"Alfred and Shadow" is a short animation about Alfred the owl, his Shadow, and the emotions he experiences.

An easily digestible film, it shares the basics about types of emotions, and their functions. Shame, fear, sadness, anger, disgust, happiness, and surprise are described as well as how to cope with those feelings.

Good advice (including therapeutic skills) and good education in a neat video...
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