How we can bring mental health support to refugees | Essam Daod

How we can bring mental health support to refugees | Essam Daod

For the last two and a half years, I’m one of the few, if not the only, child psychiatrist operating in refugee camps, shorelines and rescue boats in Greece and the Mediterranean Sea. And I can say, with great confidence, that we are witnessing a mental-health catastrophe that will affect most of us, and it …

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How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

I grew up with my identical twin, who was an incredibly loving brother. Now, one thing about being a twin is, it makes you an expert at spotting favoritism. If his cookie was even slightly bigger than my cookie, I had questions. And clearly, I wasn’t starving. (Laughter) When I became a psychologist, I began …

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Why we need to talk about depression | Kevin Breel

Why we need to talk about depression | Kevin Breel

For a long time in my life, I felt like I’d been living two different lives. There’s the life that everyone sees, and then there’s the life that only I see. And in the life that everyone sees, who I am is a friend, a son, a brother, a stand-up comedian and a teenager. That’s …

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha So let’s start with some good news, and the good news has to do with what do we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases? Let’s start with leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When …

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Mental Health for All by Involving All | Vikram Patel | TED Talks

Mental Health for All by Involving All | Vikram Patel | TED Talks

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I want you to imagine this for a moment. Two men, Rahul and Rajiv, living in the same neighborhood, from the same educational background, similar occupation, and they both turn up at their local accident emergency complaining of acute chest pain. Rahul is offered a cardiac procedure, but Rajiv …

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Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

Strange answers to the psychopath test | Jon Ronson

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast The story starts: I was at a friend’s house, and she had on her shelf a copy of the DSM manual, which is the manual of mental disorders. It lists every known mental disorder. And it used to be, back in the ’50s, a very slim pamphlet. And then …

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What’s so funny about mental illness? | Ruby Wax

What’s so funny about mental illness? | Ruby Wax

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast One in four people suffer from some sort of mental illness, so if it was one, two, three, four, it’s you, sir. You. Yeah. (Laughter) With the weird teeth. And you next to him. (Laughter) You know who you are. Actually, that whole row isn’t right. (Laughter) That’s not …

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There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

Last year … was hell. (Laughter) It was my first time eating Nigerian “jollof.” (Laughter) Actually, in all seriousness, I was going through a lot of personal turmoil. Faced with enormous stress, I suffered an anxiety attack. On some days, I could do no work. On other days, I just wanted to lay in my …

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