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Clearing Up Misconceptions about PTSD

In this short video, Dr. Suzanne McGarity, a Clinical Research Psychologist working at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, clears up some common misconceptions about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and veterans.

Some of the myths she challenges are about symptoms, while others are about suicide, or recovery.

In only a couple of minutes of viewing this YouTube video, you can learn quite a few facts about a disorder that is sometimes...
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Being Happier Being Yourself

PartumLove host Rosemae Aristomene interviews a man on the street about his challenges in life and how he overcame them.

In this inspiring brief YouTube video, Kemar (a part time model) talks about how he came to believe "being me was good enough" and to have confidence to be himself, and how this has made him happier.

A chance meeting on camera bringing a glimpse at a way to live well.

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Lady Gaga and Prince William Fight Stigma

A short Skype conversation between pop star Lady Gaga and British royalty Prince William was recorded and shared as part of the #OKtoSay mental health anti-stigma campaign.

In the conversation Lady Gaga talks about her own mental health issues and they discuss what it means to share how she feels with the world (she also wrote an open letter describing her struggles). Prince William, along with wife Duchess Catherine, and his...
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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.
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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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Eating Disorders Are Not A Choice

This excellent short video compiling interviews with people affected by eating disorders as well as clinicians, drives home the point that eating disorders are not a choice.

The well-produced video made by Sheena's Place, a Toronto eating disorders support centre, also makes the point that eating disorders affect a diverse range of people of all ages, genders, and sizes.

This is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a good time to share...
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The Rise of Online Counselling


In the Shrink Rap Radio podcast, on a YouTube video, an episode delves into online counselling. Podcast host psychiatrist Roy interviews Clay Cockrell from the Online Counselling Directory and podcast.

The benefits and ethics of online counselling are established, and Cockrell, an expert in e-health, talks about the current status of the field and its future, and how more and more therapists are using the technology in their practices. Their clients are asking them to, for the convenience...
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