9 Ted Talks To Watch This Mental Health Awareness Month
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is a time to talk about how important mental health is, to celebrate the advances we have made in mental health treatment, and talk about the important aspects of mental health and disorders that affect our mental health. I love learning from Ted Talks. They are quick bites from professionals in the field which can teach you about a new topic, or open up your mind to a new experience, all in just a few minutes. During Mental Health Awareness Month, I challenge you to watch a few of these Ted Talks on the topic. Then, share them with the people you know. Encourage a greater conversation about the importance of mental health in America and the world at large.
This talk by Rebecca Brachman will look at the role drugs (aka pharmaceuticals) can play in mental health treatment and prevention.
This talk by Thomas Curran looks at the role perfectionism, and its importance in an age of social media obsession, is playing in mental illness discussions.
In a country ravaged by addiction, this talk by Rachel Wurzman looks at some of the societal aspects that go into addiction.
While we all know exercise can’t truly cure mental health issues, this talk by Wendy Suzuki looks at what it can do for the brain.
This must-see talk by Sangu Delle should be shared everytime someone says mental health isn’t a big deal.
This informative talk by Helen Farrell looks at what bipolar disorder is and what it is not, which is critical in times of misinformation and bad fictionalization of mental health issues.
This talk by Daniel Levitin is a must-watch for everyone, regardless of how “mentally healthy” you feel at the moment.
This talk by Natascha Santos is an informational look at obsessive compulsive disorder and the myths around it. It’s great for everyone, whether you’ve been diagnosed with OCD, know someone who has, or might not even recognize it.
This talk by Eleanor Longden is an excellent look at schizophrenia from someone diagnosed with and living with it.