Coping Skills


Storytelling can Inspire

Storytelling Talking about your own mental health journey can inspire others to make changes in their own lives. Storytelling is an important part of advocacy, and there are many ways you can go about it. Check out the Balancing Our Minds Inspiring Action toolkit for ways you can start advocating for mental health in your …

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Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination We’ve all experienced that frustrating feeling of knowing that we should be doing something, and yet struggling to take action. Join Forrest and Dr. Rick as they explore how we can overcome avoidance and procrastination, unlock our motivation, and cultivate a “pursuit mindset.”They discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, why extrinsic motivations aren’t such …

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Anger and Motivation

The Surprising link between Anger and Motivation

Anger and Motivation Dr. K talk about the surprising link between anger and motivation. Dr. K, also known as Dr. Kanojia, is a psychiatrist and streamer on Twitch. He runs the “HealthyGamer” platform, where he focuses on mental health awareness and support, particularly for gamers and the online community. Through live-streamed sessions and interviews, he …

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Hierarchy of Needs

Why Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Matters

Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (or Pyramid) is one of the central ideas in modern economics and sociology. The work of a once little-known American psychologist, it has grown into an indispensable guide to understanding the modern world. This film explains who Maslow was, what his pyramid is, and why it matters …

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy was initially developed in 1964 by Aaron Temkin Beck and is widely used to help people with phobias, depression, anxieties, or addictions. Follow the story of Lily to see how it can be used to treat school anxiety. Further Material and Information Links: OCD and Anxiety Disorders …

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neuroscience of meditation

The Neuroscience of Meditation

What is the Neuroscience of Meditation? Meditation is widely becoming used as a method of emotional and spiritual wellbeing, but what is the neuroscience of meditation?  Meditation methods and the scientific method are teaming up to explore some of the deepest questions about our existence and human nature. Hosted by: Anthony Brown SciShow Psych is …

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Secure Attachment

5 Tips for a Secure Attachment

Finding Secure Attachment This short video gives some resources to find a secure attachment for yourself. Dr. Snipes provides a series of simple and practical tips which you could enact immediately. Dr. Snipes comes from a cognitive behavioural therapy approach (CBT for short) which focuses on goal-setting, tasks and challenging cognitions whether long held beliefs …

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Assessing Your Mental Health

7 Essential Questions for Assessing Your Mental Health

Questions for Assessing Your Mental Health Dr. Tracey Marks provides 7 questions to ask when assessing your mental health. Sometimes we forgot the basics and Dr Marks has a basic checklist to remind us of our fundamental needs.  A brief reminder of each area discussed: Energy levels Mood Sleep length Sleep quality Physical health Support …

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