Depression Behind Comedy: Kevin Breel
  In this powerful TED Talk, comedian Kevin Breel talks about his lived experience with depression. He makes the distinction between sadness and clinical depression, and discusses why it’s so important to talk about it in society. Suicide can be the result of depression, and he talks about his experience with suicidality. He argues against stigma. His delivery is intense, and the personal nature of his remarks make them even more effective and real.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General Lecture brain comedian depression mental illness psychology suicide video Source Type: blogs

Logan Paul Makes Amends for Suicide Video
I believe in second chances when someone is sincerely apologetic and makes amends for their mistakes. This appears to be the case with YouTuber Logan Paul. A month ago he posted an insensitively offensive video about suicide. The backlash was fierce, and although he apology video it took a few weeks to organize a more substantial response. He has gone to suicide prevention experts including people with lived experience, to learn more about suicide and suicide prevention and to use his situation as a teachable moment for himself and for his viewers. He also is donating a million dollars to suicide prevention including $250,...
Source: Channel N - January 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General celebrity media suicide youtube Source Type: blogs

Are You An Imposter?
      The imposter syndrome might be hindering your mental health and keeping you from believing you deserve your success. This short video explains the phenomenon in detail, discussing what it is and some science that has studied it. SciShowPsych is a YouTube series delving into all kinds of psychology and brain science topics. View more of their videos on their channel. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - December 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General anxiety brain imposter psychology video Source Type: blogs

Can Electricity Supercharge Your Brain?
A new treatment trend is tCDS, or transcranial direct stimulation, using electricity to enhance mental health and relieve depression, improve sleep, and more. Or so the manufacturers claim. Is it legit? In this short video, the pros and cons are discussed and skepticism is raised, with a closer look at the science behind the trend. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - December 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General brain mental health neuroscience psychology video Source Type: blogs

A Mom ’s Forensic Mental Health Success Story
        “Heather: Forensic Mental Health Success Stories” is a short and lovely video telling the story of a woman who was involved in the mental health forensic care system in Canada. With beautifully rendered drawings illustrating Heather’s tale in a storybook titled “Dear Sam,” she reads her tale aloud to her son, with the saga unfolding page by page. Heather begins to have hallucinations and hear voices, and at first doctors can’t help her. One day a voice tells her to walk too close to a senior woman, and ends up knocking her to the ground. Police attend and arr...
Source: Channel N - November 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General brain CanCon child custody court forensic law mental health psychiatry psychosis video Source Type: blogs

3 Tips to Stay Strong in Tough Times
          From the Chrissy B. Show, three tips to stay strong in tough times such as facing loss. Including an anecdote from her own family, Chrissy illustrates how there is hope and life changes, and talks about how to challenge negativity. The Chrissy B. Show is a TV show about mental health and wellness from the UK. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General brain coping loss mental health psychology video wellness Source Type: blogs

Forensic Mental Health Hope
A beautiful and moving video featuring the spoken word poem “Matt” performed by Andre Fenton, about a forensic mental health success story. Filmographer Steaphanie Young added great imagery as well. The video was produced by Principal Investigator Dr Jamie Livingston for the Forensic Mental Health Success Stories project, aiming to increase understanding of people found Not Criminally Responsible due to mental illness, and how there can be hope and success with treatment. This great short video was made in Canada.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General brain crime forensic mania mental health psychiatry psychosis video Source Type: blogs

The Brain in the Tongue
Neuroscientist Leslie Vosshall  gives a talk during the “The Sensory Logic of the Gastronomic Brain” symposium at the Basque Culinary Centre, about the connections between the brain, the tongue, and scent. From molecules to a perception of scent and taste, this engaging lecture shares interesting information for erudite conversations at your next dinner party. Rockefeller neuroscientist Leslie Vosshall, PhD is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.     (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General Lecture brain culinary neuroscience psychology scent sensory taste tongue video Source Type: blogs

Digital Health Tools for Mental Health
      “Code Therapy” is an award-winning 15-minute documentary about the benefits of digital health tools like apps, web sites, wearables, and other technology designed to improve mental health. The acclaimed documentary has been screened at festivals in England, Ireland, India and the United States, and was  awarded Best Documentary at the 2016 Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival. It’s now online and free to view in full (and share) on their site, or on Vimeo and YouTube. Learn more about some digital health tools for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other issues, he...
Source: Channel N - September 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General anxiety apps brain depression digital health e-mental health emh insomnia mhealth technology video Source Type: blogs

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, exercise, and getting enough sleep – and moves on to discuss things like how to handle an emotional crisis. The Chrissy B. Show is an excellent TV product...
Source: Channel N - September 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary brain mental health psychology TV video workplace Source Type: blogs

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 CREST.BD at UBC in Vancouver, a collaborative group of researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience like Victoria. CREST.BD has also compiled a resource page about sleep and bipolar which is a helpful companion to the video, with lots of great info. It’s part of the Bipolar Wellness Centre web site, featuring fourteen domains of life that make up quality of life and wellness for...
Source: Channel N - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary bipolar brain CanCon habits psychiatry psychology routine sleep video wellness Source Type: blogs

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 supports. This is a unique and helpful video that shares solutions for a problem not acknowledged often enough in the mental health community – the media and its ap...
Source: Channel N - August 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Interview Podcast abuse brain child csa media mental health news psychology sexual social media survivor trama triggers video Source Type: blogs

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 misunderstood. Better understanding can lead to finding help.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview brain mental health military psychology ptsd recovery trauma veterans video Source Type: blogs

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, he 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 secret to living well. Save (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview brain confidence happiness mental health philosophy psychology resilience self-esteem video wellness Source Type: blogs

Tips to Manage Everyday Life with Mental Illness
    “Depression & Anxiety Life Hacks #2: Everyday Maintenance” is a short video made by a film production team of people with lived experience of mental health issues (or as they refer to them, “brainweasels”) sharing an abundance of tips to make life easier and healthier while working toward recovery. Not about coping in crisis, these 70+ tips are meant to improve quality of life day to day in ordinary circumstances. While video host Anne shares many life-changing tips, she stresses that it’s not about changing everything and suggests only trying one tip and if it doesn’t...
Source: Channel N - July 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General brain coping Germany indie video lived experience mental health peer quality of life youtube Source Type: blogs

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 brother Prince Harry have championed mental health awareness and anti-stigma in their work with HeadsTogther, including the campaign #OKtoSay, and have talked about their own iss...
Source: Channel N - June 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview brain lady gaga mental health oktosay Prince William psychology social stigma video Source Type: blogs

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 person.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - June 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary Interview bipolar brain fitness psychiatry psychology video volunteering Source Type: blogs

Advice for Someone Struggling with Suicide
        In the short video “Voices of Hope: Advice for Someone Struggling,” suicide attempt survivors who are living well in recovery share their stories of survival and hope to help people who are struggling now. They give knowledgeable advice on what to do and where to go to find help. This video is part of a series “Voices of Hope” featuring people with lived experience, produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Watch them all on YouTube. If you are currently having suicidal thoughts, connect to help via this global map of phone helplines, or access online...
Source: Channel N - May 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview attempt survivor brain lived experience mental health psychology pwle suicide video Source Type: blogs

Eating Disorders Advice For Family, Friends
    Helpful information for family and friends supporting people with eating disorders in recovery. Useful tips, like not saying “just eat,” are practical and important to share. This short but very informative YouTube video made by Felicity McKee, a person recovering from an eating disorder, makes many insightful points about challenges in living in recovery.   Save (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - April 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General brain family lived experience psychology recovery support treatment video Source Type: blogs

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 are planned and ultimately the HEADSTRONG initiative will impact thousands of people in Canada. The initial event in this video is a moving start. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - March 29, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary Events General brain Canada CanCon first nations indigenous inuit mental health mhcc school stigma video youth Source Type: blogs

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 those notes with the hashtag. It was great to be a part of this uplifting campaign that remembers not everyone is partnered on Valentine’s Day, b...
Source: Channel N - February 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General Social video brain IM Alive Jennifer Niven Kevin Brooks psychology suicide Valentine Day Source Type: blogs

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Source: Channel N - February 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandra Kiume Source Type: blogs

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 messages that inform about the realities of eating disorders and do some mythbusting. For more information, please visit the National Eating Disorders...
Source: Channel N - February 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General Interview anorexia awareness brain bulimia CanCon choice eating disorders neuroscience psychology video Source Type: blogs

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 and access. Watch more episodes of the Shrink Rap Radio podcast on their YouTube channel. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - January 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview brain mental health online counselling podcast psychology psychotherapy shrink rap radio video youtube Source Type: blogs

Inspiring Instructions for a Bad Day
      “Instructions for a Bad Day” is a spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan, in a video produced by the Pink Shirt Day Student Collaboration, a high school anti-bullying initiative.  This inspiring and creative project combines Koyczan’s powerful reading with a visual narrative set in a high school. Using simple special effects, the students’ story complements the eloquent and moving poem. Shane Koyczan is a poet from Vancouver, Canada best known for performing in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and for creating the viral To This Day Project video (with over 20 million views)....
Source: Channel N - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Art brain CanCon depression high school inspiration peer support poetry Shane Koyczan spoken word video Source Type: blogs

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 open access. Read more: “Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: a study in the self-management o...
Source: Channel N - January 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General Online education animals brain pets psychology support therapeutic video Source Type: blogs

Guided Meditation Video For Coping With Grief
        This comforting guided meditation video by Jason Stephenson includes soothing music and his calm voice guiding you through a process of coping with grief. “Now is the time to focus on healing, not dogma,” he says, reassuring us that this approach isn’t about beliefs about afterlife, but instead a focus on our present emotions and honouring our loved ones. With all the losses 2016 has brought, so many celebrities passing on as well as regular people, it’s helpful to take the time to process grief and comfort ourselves. Instead of constant sadness, it’s good to think...
Source: Channel N - December 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Meditation brain coping grief guided meditation loss psychology video Source Type: blogs

Well-being As A Skill
  In this short lecture video, Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the four constituents of well-being and how we can practice it as a skill. Neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt and learn, responds to life events and helps us grow. By practicing four components our brains and our wellness can improve. Resilience in recovery from adversity is part of well-being and helps protect us from difficulties. Outlook, or attitude, is another skill we can develop, and he discusses a research study about the practice. Attention is the th...
Source: Channel N - December 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Lecture brain meditation mindfulness neroplasticity neuroscience outlook psychology resilience video wellbeing wellness Source Type: blogs

Well-being As A Skill
In this short lecture video, Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the four constituents of well-being and how we can practice it as a skill. Neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to adapt and learn, responds to life events and helps us grow. By practicing four components our brains and our wellness can improve. Resilience in recovery from adversity is part of well-being and helps protect us from difficulties. Outlook, or attitude, is another skill we can develop, and he discusses a research study about the practice. Attention is the third aspe...
Source: Channel N - December 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Lecture brain meditation mindfulness neroplasticity neuroscience outlook psychology resilience video wellbeing wellness Source Type: blogs

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 improved and are promising.     Save Save (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - December 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Interview brain CanCon consumer mental health mental illness opinion social survivor video Source Type: blogs

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 improved and are promising.     (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - December 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Interview brain CanCon consumer mental health mental illness opinion social survivor video Source Type: blogs

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 body scan, and relax areas of our bodies like our shoulders, we can more effectively manage stress. Save (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General Online education brain coping psychology selfcare shoulders stress stretches tension video yoga Source Type: blogs

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 body scan, and relax areas of our bodies like our shoulders, we can more effectively manage stress. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General Online education brain coping psychology selfcare shoulders stress stretches tension video yoga Source Type: blogs

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Source: Channel N - November 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandra Kiume Source Type: blogs

Divided America – How Can It Heal?
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a post-election TEDx Talk in conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson to address the question: can a divided America heal? With emotions running high all along the political spectrum it’s helpful to get some insight based on psychological science. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morals informing political choices. In this video he describes patterns of thinking and historical roots leading to to sharp divisions in America. He also provides hope in a vision of how American might move forward and heal. Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at ...
Source: Channel N - November 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Lecture america brain culture election politics psychology social TEDx video Source Type: blogs

Can Thoughts Improve Empathy?
In Professor Sophie Scott’s video series “Ask a Neuroscientist” Dr. Rebecca Lawson answers the question, “You can improve some motor tasks by thinking – is the same true of empathy?” She discusses neuroplasticity and how practicing with thinking has effects on muscles, as well as thought patterns with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This video was produced for Brain Awareness Week 2013. Several other videos online ask the same question about empathy with more answers from other neuroscientists. Watch them all as well as other interesting educational videos about brain science on Soph...
Source: Channel N - November 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Interview brain Cbt empathy motor skills neuroplasticity neuroscience thinking thoughts video Source Type: blogs

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 Twitter account, where she posts occasional selfies along with great info on eating disorders.   Photo by Susan von Struensee (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Lecture anorexia body image brain bulimia dysmorphia eating disorders eds online psychology selfcompassion selfies social media video Source Type: blogs

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 Twitter account, where she posts occasional selfies along with great info on eating disorders.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General Lecture anorexia body image brain bulimia dysmorphia eating disorders eds online psychology selfcompassion selfies social media video Source Type: blogs

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 star ratings and great reviews on Amazon. Miller is an outspoken and articulate suicide prevention advocate. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Art General brain peer poetry psychology spoken word suicide survivor video youtube Source Type: blogs

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 package.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Art Documentary anger animation brain disgust education emotions fear happiness psychology sadness science shame surprise video Source Type: blogs

10 Self-care Tips for Depression
Jia Stupendous talks about 10 ways to look after yourself in depression. She shares good advice as a peer who has learned from recovery and from pros. Tips like managing sleep, nutrition, hydration, beauty, social support, and more are all helpful. This YouTube video is from her channel all about depression. Subscribe and watch more videos online.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General brain depression learning nutrition peer psychology sleep social video volunteerring youtube Source Type: blogs

Ghosts Aren ’t Just for Halloween
“This Old Ghost” is a beautifully rendered short animated film. Using the metaphor of a ghost, the film explores what it’s like to live with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as ultimately finding hope through peers. It was made by the talented creative team at The Secret Illness, an OCD awareness organization from the UK. You can vote for this video to win a prize for #OCDWeek by liking it on YouTube. Voting closes at 12pm US Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 14. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - October 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Art General anxiety brain ghost hope obsessive compulsive disorder OCD peers psychology short uk video Source Type: blogs

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 symptoms. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - September 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary anxiety brain coping mindfulness psychology selfcare uk video Source Type: blogs