If you have a mental illness, here are a few videos you should watch on TED Talk. You can find them on YouTube!
“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.” Writer Andrew Solomon talks about his darkest years durning his battle with depression. It led him to travel across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.
Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, and drugged, Longden was left because they ended up not knowing how to help her. Longden talks about her years-long journey back to mental health, and says that because she was learning to listen to her voices, she was able to survive.
Kevin Breel tells the story of the night he realized that — to save his own life — he needed to say four simple words.
4. The Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, says our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations.
A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. She asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
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