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Coping With Triggering News On Child Sex Abuse


In this podcast discussion that lasts just over an hour, Trauma Recovery Coaches Athena Moberg and Bobbi Parish talk about strategies for coping when triggering news is published in social media or mass media.

For child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors, terrible triggers can come up unexpectedly in news feeds. It's important to know how to deal with these triggers as they happen, with effective self-care methods and reaching out to...
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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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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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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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Opinions About People With Mental Illness

Here's a summertime video shot in Allan Gardens, Toronto, to remind you of warmer weather and warm you up a little in winter.

In it, consumer/survivor Suzanne Feldman interviews people in the park to ask them their opinions about mental health and how they view people with mental illness in their community.

It's encouraging to see that those interviewed support respect, diversity, social integration, and improving mental health services. Social attitudes have...
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