Mental Health


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ORIGINAL
Video/Neuroscience

A happy life is built on pleasures such as sex and food, but also company and variety

7 minutes

Video/Mental Health

An elderly man dedicates himself to saving lives at Japan’s ‘suicide cliffs’

40 minutes

Video/Art

‘This is post-traumatic growth’: how one artist painted over her rape

4 minutes

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Video/Addiction

Can writing an 11,000-page autobiographical thesis cure addiction?

16 minutes

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Essay/Mental Health

The lizard inside

Like a reptile lodged within me, paranoia hatches unbelievable conspiracies that my mind embraces with stunning naivety

Roberta Payne

Video/Mind & Body

On the run from the electromagnetic fields of everyday technology

14 minutes

Idea/Neuroscience

The fugue of life: why complexity matters in neuroscience

Joel Frohlich

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Idea/Mental Health

The divine fire of Philip K Dick’s religious visions

Kyle Arnold

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Essay/Self-Improvement

Don’t think too positive

Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?

Gabriele Oettingen

Video/Art

When is art a better tool for understanding mental illness than science?

8 minutes

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Essay/Self-Improvement

Don’t beat yourself up

Learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness

Mark Leary

Video/Mental Health

A recluse creates a dreamworld in miniature to grapple with his world at large

9 minutes

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Video/Medical Ethics

What it’s like to stand by your daughter in her choice to die

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Neuroscience

Psychiatry is due for a revolution in diagnosis and treatment through brain science

4 minutes

Idea/Mental Health

Violence stalks the American Dream like a badass cowboy

Jean Kim

Essay/Memoir

Riding the wind

Hot and bothersome or exhilarating and wild: winds blow through the mind as strongly as they blow through the landscape

Karen Emslie

Idea/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

To heal trauma from childhood, relive the neglect and abuse

Pamela Garber

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

China’s first depression support group helps where society and state fail

11 minutes

Essay/Mental Health

The company you keep

Hallucinated voices can be helpful life guides, muses of creativity, and powerful agents for healing the fractured self

Shruti Ravindran

Essay/Architecture & Landscape

Streets with no game

Boring cityscapes increase sadness, addiction and disease-related stress. Is urban design a matter of public health?

Colin Ellard

Essay/Gender

Was I raped?

Brutal assaults by strangers are unambiguous. But what should a woman do when she is the victim of an ‘almost rape’?

Tove K Danovich

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Have mental health diagnoses lost sight of the human beings they seek to treat?

3 minutes

Video/Social Psychology

How overwork and taboos around mental illness ravage Japanese salarymen

10 minutes

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

Childhood, disrupted

Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Essay/Illness & Disease

The disremembered

Dementia undermines all of our philosophical assumptions about the coherence of the self. But that might be a good thing

Charles Leadbeater

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

Status: suicidal

The stigma of depression is lifting on social media, so if suicide is signalled in your newsfeed, should you intervene?

Megan Moreno

Essay/Dance & Theatre

Method and madness

Theatre provides stimulus for psychotic, schizophrenic and depressed patients, but can it improve their mental health?

Beth McLoughlin

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Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

How does it feel to have multiple voices in your mind all the time?

11 minutes

Video/Pharmaceuticals

What a rescue dog can do for PTSD sufferers that drugs and rehabilitation can’t

15 minutes

Essay/Evil

Running amok

It is easy to think that mass shooters are simply monsters but that is just a way to duck our shared responsibility

Joseph Pierre