Mental Health Toolkit: Videos

Mental Health Toolkit: Videos

Mental Hygiene

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

TED Talk on Mental Hygiene and emotional first aid:



Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

TED Talk on stress:



Depression can make it difficult to stay in school and hold a job. In this TEDx Talk, Jessica Gimeno shares her personal struggle with depression, other diseases, and the strategies she uses to stay productive. This is a very inspirational video with a lot of helpful information for anyone that feels unproductive due to their depression.


Living alone

One of the biggest challenges for someone struggling with their mental health is living on their own. When living by yourself, you find yourself without the 24/7 support system you had when residing with your family or roommates, so it can sometimes be difficult to escape your own head. Thankfully, there are some tips on how to combat that, including planning out your week, leaving your house when you can and giving yourself some extra time!


“I’m fine”

A recent study of 2,000 adults revealed that the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times per week. Yet only 19% actually mean it. Pretending that we don’t have any problems, difficult emotions, or conflicts is a façade. It’s the image we want to present to the rest of the world and we want others to think everything is working out great for us because we are afraid of the shame, embarrassment, and judgement that might come if people knew the truth. We want people to open up about their feelings and bring back meaning to daily conversations. Visit our ‘Tips for talking about Mental Health’ recourse which will give you step by step guidance on how to talk about your Mental Health. Health Toolkit: Videos