Videos – The struggle of mental health


<!–


<!–

 

You have JavaScript disabled

For the best experience, please turn JavaScript on.
Here’s how

TED

 

TED Talks
Browse the library of TED talks and speakers

 

Playlists
100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds

 

TED-Ed videos
Watch, share and create lessons with TED-Ed

 

TEDx Talks
Talks from independently organized local events

 

Surprise Me
The easy option. Let us choose for you!

 

 

 

Playlist
(7 talks)
The struggle of mental health
Depression, schizophrenia, suicidal feelings—too often, these experiences stay private. These speakers who’ve struggled with mental illness boldly share their stories, in hopes that others don’t feel so alone.
TED Talks are free

thanks to support from

Playlist (7 talks):
The struggle of mental health


  • 29:21

    Now playing
    “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.








  • 14:17

    Now playing
    To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.




  • 14:52

    Now playing
    “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.






  • 14:13

    Now playing
    For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.

Playlists to watch…

  • Playlist

    How to connect with others

    7 talks
  • Playlist

    Who are you?

    9 talks
  • Playlist

    The truth about lying

    6 talks
  • Playlist

    Talks to form better habits

    8 talks

Browse more playlists

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s