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Snapping Self-compassion in Selfies


If you like to take selfies, this great TEDx Talk from psychologist Stephanie Zerwas is about online body image in selfies.


She discusses the negative emotions that selfies can generate, and how to approach them.

Zerwas is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

She is social media savvy and has a popular...
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What If?


"What If" by Craig A. Miller is a great spoken word poetry video about surviving a suicide attempt.

Powerful and eloquent, his is a relatable, moving, and inspiring story for many people.

Craig A. Miller shares his story in more detail in a book, "This is How it Feels: A Memoir of Attempting Suicide and Finding Life."

This book is recommended to learn more about suicide and recovery from a lived experience perspective. It has received nearly-all five...
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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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5 Tips to Reduce Anxiety


In a short video produced by the UK's Anxiety United non-profit organization, 5 top tips to relieve anxiety are described.

These tips are easy and evidence-based things you can begin to do on your own right away. They empower you to use self-care and coping skills to confront, accept, and manage your anxiety...
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Scent, Memory, and Emotion: Connections


Have you noticed strong emotional memories triggered by the scent of food, or maybe a perfume?

In this short video, the scientific connections between smell, memory, and emotion are explained by an expert.

This is a good piece of science communication, with the accessible video made for the Brain Awareness Video People's Choice Awards.

10 short videos await viewer votes, until September 30. Cast your vote...
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Self-managing Physical Health to Improve Bipolar


In a short YouTube video from the Collaborative Research Team to study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorders (), a community-based participatory research group located at the University of British Columbia, tips for improving physical fitness and diet are shared as methods to improve quality of life in bipolar disorders.

Peer Researcher Victoria Maxwell, who is living well with a Bipolar Disorder, demonstrates fitness and dietary choices while the video's narrator Network Lead Dr. Erin Michalak describes healthy...
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