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Three Intriguing Ted Talks On Mental Illness

Three very different, very powerful Ted talks on mental illness. (Video)

A Tale of Mental Illness –From the Inside: “Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

 

Strange Answers to The Psychopath Test: Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

 

What’s so funny about mental illness? Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax — except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.

Three Intriguing Ted Talks On Mental Illness

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC is the author of Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On Without Wasting Time or Money and is licensed in addiction and psychotherapy with over 25 years experience as well as a consultant to organizations and companies in the fields of mental health and addiction. He is the executive director of an outpatient behavioral health program. Learn more about Richard here.


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& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2017). Three Intriguing Ted Talks On Mental Illness. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2017/05/three-intriguing-ted-talks-on-mental-illness/

 

Last updated: 10 Jun 2017
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